Tuen Mun lockdown picks up uncertain Covid case

The government said on Friday that the lockdown of a building in Tuen Mun took longer than expected, because one person’s Covid-19 test came back as “indeterminate”.

Block 2 of Hoi Tak Gardens on Wing Fat Lane was sealed off for overnight testing on Thursday night, and around 200 people were tested.

All but one case came back negative, and officials said they had to take extra time to double check people’s test results, resulting in a five-and-a-half hour delay in reopening the building.

“For the sake of prudence, the concerned person and the relevant close contact has been hospitalised and sent to the quarantine centre for follow-up respectively. The test results of other persons subject to compulsory testing were negative”, the government said.

It also called on around 20 households in the block who didn’t answer the door to get tested as soon as possible.

The exercise was one of two lockdowns in Tuen Mun on Thursday evening, after two nurses working at clinics in the district tested preliminary positive for the coronavirus.

No new cases were found in the lockdown at JC Place Tower 1 in Castle Peak Bay.