Over 1,000 infections found in overnight lockdowns

The government on Monday found 1,063 preliminary positive Covid infections during overnight lockdowns of eight buildings in Yuen Long, Kowloon City and Aberdeen. Authorities found 264 preliminary positive cases after testing around 2,580 residents in Shin Yung House, Shin Oi House and Shin Leung House of Long Shin Estate in...

Overnight lockdown operations find over 600 cases

Health authorities have discovered more than 600 preliminary positive Covid infections following an overnight lockdown of two Kwun Tong public housing blocks and another building in Tseung Kwan O. Sau Wah House at Sau Mau Ping Estate was cordoned off on Friday afternoon, after sewage samples there were found to...

Lockdown of Ma On Shan block finds 160 Covid cases

Officials on Wednesday discovered 160 preliminarily positive Covid-19 cases as they wrapped up a 24-hour lockdown of a building in Ma On Shan. They are among 2,000 residents of Heng Fung House at Heng On Estate who were ordered to get tested on early Tuesday afternoon. There were also around...

Shek Kip Mei lockdown finds 87 Covid cases

Health officials on Saturday said they had uncovered 87 preliminary positive Covid cases, as they wrapped up a two-day lockdown of a public housing block in Shek Kip Mei. Authorities had sealed off Mei Wui House, on Shek Kip Mei Estate, on Thursday after sewage samples tested positive for the...

CE’s Office reports another preliminary infection

A cleaner who works at the Chief Executive’s Office on Friday tested preliminary positive for Covid-19. It is the second such infection reported from Carrie Lam's office in four days. In a statement, the office said the contract cleaner last attended work on Friday morning. It stressed she wore a...

Ma On Shan block sealed off for another day

The government on Thursday extended the lockdown of a public residential block in Ma On Shan for another day, following a mass Covid-19 testing exercise that found more than 54 preliminary positive infections. There were also three cases that were deemed "indeterminate". Authorities said residents of Yiu Ping House in...

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...

Two Covid patients die including girl aged 3

The Hospital Authority said late on Tuesday that a three-year-old girl who was infected with Covid-19 had died that evening. The girl had been in intensive care at the Hong Kong Children’s Hospital since Sunday, but her condition deteriorated and she passed away at 8.37pm on Tuesday. Meanwhile a 100-year-old...

Over two dozen cases found after Sha Tin lockdowns

The government has lifted lockdowns on two blocks of flats in a Sha Tin estate after finding 28 preliminary positive Covid cases. The authorities said more than 8,000 people at Mei Chi House and Mei King House had undergone two rounds of testing. The lockdown for Mei Chi House ended...

Sha Tin lockdown finds 5 preliminary Covid cases

Authorities on Monday found five preliminary positive Covid-19 cases from a Sha Tin block that was locked down overnight. Health officials said they are among 1,890 people living in Mei Sau House in Mei Tin Estate who underwent tests. One case was indeterminate. Officers also visited 792 households in the...

More preliminary Covid cases found in Tuen Mun block

Health officials said on Monday that they have picked up another 15 preliminary positive Covid-19 cases in a lockdown of a block of Tai Hing Estate in Tuen Mun. Hing Tai House had been under lockdown for two nights because sewage samples there contained the coronavirus. Officials had detected 11...

Tai Po lockdown finds five preliminary positive cases

Health authorities announced on Friday that they've found five preliminary positive cases of Covid-19 after testing 1,200 people in an overnight lockdown of three buildings in Tai Po. One other person's test, meanwhile, was described as "indeterminate". Officials sealed off Fu Cheong Court, Kwai Cheong Court and Wing Cheong Court...

Tai Po lockdown finds three preliminary Covid cases

Health officials on Wednesday found three preliminary positive cases of Covid-19, following an overnight lockdown at Serenity Villa in Tai Po Tau, Tai Po. The building had been cordoned off on Tuesday evening, after sewage samples returned positive results for the coronavirus. Residents were told to take Covid tests at...

Tai Po, Kwai Chung blocks locked down

Health authorities on Wednesday sealed off Tsui Wo House in Tai Po for an overnight lockdown, after detecting preliminary positive coronavirus cases there. Residents will have to stay home and get tested. The operation in Tai Wo Estate is expected to end at around 7am tomorrow. Anyone who stayed there...

Lockdowns find six preliminary positive cases

Six preliminary positive cases have been found in two of three overnight lockdowns imposed by health authorities. Health officials found five preliminary positive Covid cases at an overnight lockdown in Ha Kwai House in Kwai Chung Estate – the centre of a major outbreak - after testing about 525 people....

Preliminary case found in Kwai Chung lockdown

Health authorities said on Thursday one person has tested preliminary positive during an overnight lockdown of a public housing block in Kwai Chung. Authorities said arrangements were made for the preliminary case to be sent to hospital and the close contact to the quarantine centre. More than 2,500 people were...