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Two buildings in To Kwa Wan put on lockdown

2021-02-09 HKT 19:28
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Two residential buildings in To Kwa Wan are the latest to be placed under ambush-style lockdown by the government.

It's the 10th straight evening officials have launched such operations, requiring residents to get tested for Covid-19.

People who live in Kiu Yu Mansion and Kiu Fat Mansion on Lok Shan Road were ordered to stay at home as their samples were collected.

A government spokesman said while no confirmed cases were recently recorded in the two buildings, sewage samples have tested positive.

"After assessment of the conditions of the buildings, as well as the potential risk of infection, the government decided to make a 'restriction-testing declaration' for the relevant area as a prudent measure," he said.

Those who tested negative from Sunday and Tuesday won't need to take the test again.

Authorities expect to complete the operation by 7:30am on Wednesday so people can get to work.

Chief Executive Carrie Lam has said that there won't be any ambush lockdowns over the Chinese New Year holiday.