Shek Kip Mei lockdown finds 87 Covid cases

Health officials on Saturday said they had uncovered 87 preliminary positive Covid cases, as they wrapped up a two-day lockdown of a public housing block in Shek Kip Mei.

Authorities had sealed off Mei Wui House, on Shek Kip Mei Estate, on Thursday after sewage samples tested positive for the coronavirus. On Friday, the lockdown was extended by a day after dozens of infections were discovered.

Residents had to take two tests over the two-day period.

The government said it would distribute disinfection products and surgical masks to residents who had tested preliminary positive, while they wait for follow-up arrangements.

There were also 10 indeterminate cases.