Two blocks locked down for Covid test

Authorities on Wednesday locked down two buildings – in Quarry Bay and on Pok Fu Lam Road – to test residents of Covid-19.

Residents of Block N2 of Kornhill in Quarry Bay and those living in Royalton on Pok Fu Lam Road in Southern District were not allowed to leave their homes since Wednesday midnight.

They are to undergo mandatory tests during the day, and the government says it expects the exercise to complete within the day.

The residents are not allowed to leave until results come back.

The lockdowns were imposed after two foreign domestic helpers in the blocks tested preliminary positive for a mutated strain of the coronavirus, with authorities saying “the risk of infection in the relevant area is assessed to be likely higher”.