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Sham Tseng residential block put under lockdown

2021-04-13 HKT 21:30
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A residential block at Lido Garden in Sham Tseng was put under lockdown on Tuesday night, with all residents required to undergo mandatory Covid-19 testing overnight.

Officials decided to put Tower 2 of Lido Garden under lockdown after a resident there came down with the virus.

"As there is a confirmed case recorded in Tower 2 of Lido Garden recently, as assessed, the risk of infection in the relevant area may be higher," a government spokesman explained in a statement.

Authorities cordoned off the area at 8pm, and people all have to be tested before 1am.

They hope to finish their operation at around 7am to let people get to work.

The patient, a 55-year-old housewife, was one of three local cases reported by health authorities on Tuesday and the only one that could not be traced.

She started coughing on April 4 and had been to the Yeung Uk Road market in Tsuen Wan and gone grave-sweeping in Tsang Tsui in Tuen Mun during the incubation period.

The other two local cases were her relatives.