Kwai Chung block lockdown finds one Covid infection

Authorities on Saturday said they've identified one Covid infection after locking down Tak Yam House of On Yam Estate in Kwai Chung for overnight testing. Around 1,660 people were tested. Residents who were able to present their negative test results had been allowed to leave the block since 8:15am.

Seven Covid cases found in overnight lockdown

Health officials have found seven preliminary positive Covid-19 cases following an overnight lockdown of a residential block in Kwai Chung. The infections were found among around 1,080 residents at Kwai Shun House, Kwai Fong Estate, who were tested overnight. Authorities said officers also knocked on 517 doors in the building,...

Five Covid cases identified in lockdown

Officials said on Saturday that they've picked up five Covid infections from the overnight lockdown of Chui Kwai House at Kwai Chung Estate. 1,312 residents were tested. Authorities said 91 households did not answer the door, and they'll take follow up action accordingly.

Sheung Shui, Kwai Chung blocks locked down

Officials sealed off two residential buildings in Sheung Shui and Kwai Chung on Saturday afternoon for overnight Covid testing. The lockdown of Ching Ping House at the Ching Ho Estate and Kwai Ming House at Kwai Hong Court were expected to finish by 1pm on Sunday. Meanwhile, the lockdown of...

Several lockdowns imposed for Covid testing

Health officials on Monday imposed lockdowns on a few buildings in Kwai Chung, Sheung Shui and Kwun Tong after sewage samples there tested positive for Covid-19. Residents of Shing Yat House at Kwai Shing East Estate, Choi Lai House at Choi Yuen Estate, Sin Tat House at On Tat Estate,...

530 Covid cases found in lockdowns

Health authorities have found 530 preliminary-positive Covid-19 cases in their overnight lockdown operations. A total of 223 cases were from Tin Hang House of Shun Tin Estate in Kwun Tong. There were 191 infections at Tip Ying House in Butterfly Estate and 46 infections at Block 3 of Po Tin...

Government locks down Kwai Chung building

The government on Saturday night locked down the High Block and Low Block of Shek Chun House at Shek Lei (I) Estate in Kwai Chung after Covid-19 was found in sewage samples there. The complex was cordoned off at 9pm, and residents will have to get tested by 2am. The...

Three cases found in Kwai Chung and Tai Po lockdowns

Health officials said on Thursday a total of three preliminary positive Covid cases were found during two overnight lockdowns in Kwai Chung and Tai Po, during which nearly 4,000 people were tested for the coronavirus. Two of the preliminary positive tests came from Yam Yue House in Shek Yam East...

Three cases found at Kwai Chung and Tai Po lockdowns

Health officials on Thursday found a total of three preliminary positive Covid cases at two overnight lockdowns in Kwai Chung and Tai Po, during which nearly 4,000 people were tested for the coronavirus. Two preliminary positive cases were found at Yam Yue House on Shek Yam East Estate in Kwai...

More evacuations as HK sees another 92 infections

Hong Kong authorities have ordered residents of another four housing blocks into quarantine, as Monday brought 80 new locally transmitted Covid infections and 12 imported cases. The quarantine orders, due to virus transmission in the blocks, affect some of the residents of On Kwai House at Kwai Fuk Court, Kwai...

Lockdowns ordered in To Kwa Wan, Kwai Chung

Health officials on Sunday launched an overnight lockdown and testing operations covering four adjacent tenement buildings in To Kwa Wan and, separately, a residential block in Kwai Chung. People at 18 and 20 Yin On Street and 17 and 19 Tsun Fat Street, excluding the ground floor shops, have been...

Daily Covid tally hits record high of 164

Health officials warned on Thursday the risk of people getting infected with Covid-19 in the community is "extremely high" as Hong Kong reported 164 new cases, the largest single-day tally since the pandemic began. There were 116 locally transmitted infections, and 12 of them could not be traced, involving patients...

Residents of two Kwai Chung blocks quarantined

Health officials on Thursday ordered the evacuation of some residents of two blocks in Kwai Chung over fears Covid is spreading through the buildings. All residents living in 09 flats at Nga Kwai House at Kwai Chung Estate are to be sent to a quarantine camp. The same move has...

Six more families down with Covid at Yat Kwai House

Health officials say there’s a downward trend in the number of newly infected households at the Kwai Chung Estate block where an Omicron cluster started, as they express hope that the peak of the outbreak might be over. The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) on Wednesday reported 58 new cases...

Hong Kong reports 93 new local Covid cases

Health authorities have reported 124 new Covid-19 cases, 93 of which are locally transmitted infections. It’s the third day running that Hong Kong has seen a daily caseload of over 100. Fifty-three of Tuesday's local cases are linked to previous infections; while 33 are from virus-stricken Kwai Chung Estate. The...

Another 69 infections found at Kwai Chung Estate

An Omicron outbreak at Kwai Chung Estate has expanded to more blocks, with the cluster now seeing over 210 confirmed or suspected infections. Health authorities reported 69 new confirmed Covid patients from the virus-stricken estate on Monday, with 27 linked to Yat Kwai House and 33 to Ying Kwai House...

Carrie Lam visits Covid-hit Kwai Chung Estate

Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Sunday afternoon paid a brief inspection visit to Kwai Chung Estate where there was a major Covid-19 outbreak. She was accompanied by Chief Secretary John Lee and the Secretary for Transport and Housing, Frank Chan. They all kept their masks on but did not wear...

Outbreak disrupts Kwai Chung mail services

Hongkong Post has announced that it is suspending mail delivery services to Kwai Chung Estate and Kwai Fuk Court in light of the latest epidemic situation there. It said the suspension will go from January 24 to 27. The department added that the Kwai Chung Post Office will be shut...