Tseung Kwan O building locked down over Covid scare

Authorities have locked down a housing block in Tseung Kwan O on Friday night, after a resident tested preliminary positive for Covid-19.

Those living in Tower 4 of Bauhinia Garden on Tong Chun Street need to get tested overnight and stay in their flats before all results are out.

“As a case tested preliminarily positive who has lived in the abovementioned building was detected today, and the preliminary test result involved a mutant strain, the risk of infection in the relevant area is assessed to be likely higher, so the Government decided to make a ‘restriction-testing declaration’ for the relevant area after the test result was found to be positive,” a government spokesperson said.

Authorities said they aim to finish the operation at around 7:30 on Saturday morning.