Lei Tung Estate block under Covid lockdown

The government on Sunday locked down a housing block in Lei Tung Estate in Ap Lei Chau, having considered factors such as the viral load in sewage and information on positive cases there. Residents of Tung Yat House and visitors who've recently been there for more than two hours must...

Overnight lockdowns in Tin Shui Wai, Kwun Tong

The government on Sunday locked down two blocks in Tin Shui Wai and a building in Kwun Tong overnight. Shing Yuk House and Shing Chun House in Tin Shing Court, and Choi Lok House in Choi Fook Estate in Kwun Tong were locked down after the virus was found in...

More than 600 test positive for Covid in lockdowns

The government on Monday reported 621 preliminary positive Covid-19 cases after testing around 5,422 people during overnight lockdowns of six residential buildings in Tuen Mun, Wong Tai Sin and Kwun Tong. Residents were ordered to stay home and get tested on Sunday night after sewage samples from their blocks came...

1,016 Covid infections found in five lockdowns

Authorities on Friday discovered 1,016 preliminary positive Covid cases following lockdown operations at five residential blocks in Sha Tin, Tsing Yi, Tin Shui Wai, Kowloon City and Kwai Chung. Of the five buildings, Yiu Tai House at Tin Yiu (II) Estate saw the highest infection rate - around 17 percent...

Alfred Sit defends suspension of LeaveHomeSafe alerts

Innovation and technology minister Alfred Sit on Tuesday defended the authorities’ decision to stop notifying people via the LeaveHomeSafe app if they’ve been to the same places at around the same time with any Covid patients. "In the past, in order to have a watertight measure to keep the virus...

Another of Paul Chan’s helpers infected with Covid

The government said Financial Secretary Paul Chan will be working from home until Thursday after a second domestic helper at his official residence tested positive for the coronavirus. The finance chief, his family and other helpers at the residence have undergone swab tests and given negative results. A spokesperson for...

Lockdowns show high percentage of infections

Over a thousand people have tested preliminary positive for Covid during overnight lockdowns at housing blocks in Sha Tin, Kwun Tong, Kwai Chung, and Cheung Sha Wan. At Foo Wo House on Wo Che Estate in Sha Tin, almost 20 percent of those tested were found to carry the virus....

IT Undersecretary tests positive for Covid-19

The Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology, David Chung, has tested preliminary positive for Covid-19. In a statement, the Innovation and Technology Bureau said Chung took a PCR test after his driver caught the virus. It added that although the IT Secretary, Alfred Sit, has so far tested negative for...

Two more government drivers catch Covid-19

Two more government drivers on Tuesday tested preliminarily positive for Covid-19. They are the drivers of the Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Alfred Sit, and his deputy, David Chung. Sit and Chung have taken rapid tests for Covid-19 and the results have come back negative. On Sunday, the driver of...

49 preliminary cases found in Ma On Shan lockdown

The government on Tuesday detected 49 preliminary positive Covid-19 cases after locking down a building in Ma On Shan for testing. Around 1,200 residents of Chung Wo House in Chung On Estate were tested. Four test results were indeterminate. Residents were allowed to leave their homes after 10:30am on Tuesday....

Tung Chung public housing block under Covid lockdown

Health officials on Sunday locked down a public housing block in Tung Chung, after sewage samples there tested positive for Covid-19. Residents and recent visitors of Ying Yat House of Yat Tung (One) Estate must get tested and then stay at home until further notice. The government added that residents...

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...

HSBC, BOC close branches over Covid

HSBC and the Bank of China (Hong Kong) said on Thursday they have each shut around 10 of their branches, after staffers tested positive for Covid-19. The branches, in various parts of the city including Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon City, Tsuen Wan, Yuen Long and North Point, were closed from...

Shek Kip Mei Estate block under Covid lockdown

The government on Thursday locked down a public housing block in Shek Kip Mei after sewage samples there tested positive for Covid-19. Residents and recent visitors of Mei Wui House at Shek Kip Mei Estate must get tested and stay at home. The government added that some residents there also...

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...