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,...

Overnight lockdown in Tuen Mun finds 5 Covid cases

The government on Wednesday said it had found five Covid infections and eight undetermined cases after an overnight lockdown of a residential block in Tuen Mun. Some 940 people from Tip Sum House at Butterfly Estate were tested. A Kwai Chung housing block has now also been locked down for...

Tuen Mun lockdown turns up 41 Covid cases

Health officials on Monday found 41 preliminary positive Covid cases following an overnight lockdown at Block 3 of Tsui Ning Garden in Tuen Mun. With 704 people tested, the figure amounts to just under 6 percent of the block. On Sunday, Hong Kong reported more than 32,000 new coronavirus cases...

Mass lockdown must be as short as possible: DAB

The DAB said on Tuesday that any mass lockdown in Hong Kong should be lifted as quickly as possible, so as to minimise the impact on the public. Officials have said they won't rule out imposing a citywide lockdown during a universal Covid testing exercise later this month. The DAB...

Zeman urges government to be clear on Covid messaging

Prominent businessman Allan Zeman has appealed to the government to be "proactive" in its messaging on Covid measures. In an interview with RTHK's Joanne Wong, the chairman of the Lan Kwai Fong Group says he's very concerned by what he's seeing here, such as talent being driven away from Hong...

Keep calm, no decision made on mass lockdown: CE

Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Monday called for calm as Hongkongers descended on supermarkets across the city in preparation for a rumoured lockdown of the entire population. Earlier in the day, Health Secretary Sophia Chan said the option of a citywide lockdown to coincide with a universal Covid testing programme...

Supermarket shelves stripped over lockdown rumours

Hongkongers rushed to supermarkets on Monday to stock up on food and essential items amid online rumours that one of the city's two main supermarket chains, ParkNShop, would close all its outlets from March 7 and fears of an imminent citywide lockdown. RTHK reporters saw long queues form at the...

95 preliminary cases found in Sheung Shui lockdown

Authorities said on Thursday evening that a lockdown on a Sheung Shui building had found 95 preliminary positive Covid-19 cases. It said 2,250 people at Tin Hee House in Tin Ping Estate had been tested since the compulsory testing order was imposed at 6.30pm on Wednesday. Ten people’s results were...

Lockdown of Shek Kip Mei Estate block extended

The government on Friday extended the lockdown of a residential block in Shek Kip Mei for a second day. A mass Covid-19 testing exercise at Mei Wui House in Shek Kip Mei Estate found 70 preliminary positive cases, while eight results were uncertain. Residents must get tested again for the...

Ma On Shan lockdown finds 64 Covid infections

Health authorities say they have found 64 preliminary positive Covid cases during a two-day lockdown of a public housing block in Ma On Shan and residents in the clear are now allowed to leave their homes again. The lockdown of Yiu Ping House in Yiu On Estate started on Wednesday...

Sheung Shui lockdown finds 48 Covid infections

Authorities on Thursday said they have uncovered 48 preliminary positive Covid cases as they wrapped up a two-day lockdown of a building in Sheung Shui.   An indeterminate case was also detected after residents of Ching Long House in Ching Ho Estate were ordered to do two tests in the...

Lockdown of Tung Chung block extended

The government on Thursday extended the lockdown of a residential block in Tung Chung for a second day. A mass Covid-19 testing exercise at Mun Wo House in Mun Tung Estate found 68 suspected cases and three undetermined ones. Residents must get tested again for the virus, with the operation...

Govt extends lockdown of Sheung Shui block

The government on Wednesday extended the lockdown of a public housing block in Sheung Shui for another day, after a mass testing operation overnight found more than 30 coronavirus infections. One case was described as "indeterminate". Ching Long House on Ching Ho Estate has been sealed off since Tuesday evening...

Thirteen infections found after Wah Fu block lockdown

The government said on Tuesday that 13 people had tested preliminary positive during an overnight lockdown of a public housing block in Aberdeen. Authorities completed its mass testing of Wah Yu House of Wah Fu Estate at around noon on Tuesday, having sealed off the building since 8pm the previous...

Lockdown extended after 44 positive cases found

The government on Monday extended the lockdown of a public housing block in Sha Tin for another day, after a mass testing operation overnight found 44 coronavirus infections. Lee Shing House on Lee On Estate has been sealed off since Sunday evening after authorities found the virus in sewage samples...

Lock down HK to curb Omicron: Gabriel Leung

A government advisor on the pandemic, Gabriel Leung, has urged the government to consider putting the entire city under lockdown, saying no other social distancing measures will be able to contain the Omicron outbreaks. He did not say how long the city-wide lockdown should be, but his team of researchers...

Sham Shui Po lockdown extended after cases found

The government says the lockdown of a block of flats in Sham Shui Po will be extended for another day after 22 people tested preliminary positive for Covid during an overnight operation there. The lockdown was imposed on Monday evening after the virus was found in sewage samples from Fu...

Over two dozen cases found after SSP lockdown

The government has lifted a lockdown on a residential block in Sham Shui Po, where 29 preliminary positive cases were found. Authorities said the lockdown at Fu Yuet House in Fu Cheong Estate was lifted at 8:30am on Wednesday, and that around 4,820 people went through two rounds of testing....