Source: Hong Kong Information Services
The Hospital Authority today announced that the distribution hours for specimen collection packs at 46 general outpatient clinics will be extended from tomorrow to tie in with the Government’s epidemic control strategy.
People who feel they have a higher risk of exposure and are experiencing mild discomfort can obtain the specimen collection packs at the clinics from 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm from Monday to Friday to undergo a COVID-19 test.
The authority reminded participants to submit the deep throat saliva specimen within three working days, together with the necessary information, for laboratory tests.
The collection points outside the clinics will be open between 10am and 11am from Monday to Saturday.
The participants are also reminded to wear masks and maintain social distancing when they collect the packs or submit the specimens.
Since July 27, general outpatient clinics have distributed nearly 60,000 specimen collection packs. Among them, more than 36,000 specimens were tested and over 60 were positive for COVID-19.