Source: Hong Kong Information Services
The Food & Environmental Hygiene Department has arranged a testing agency to deliver specimen bottles at bar areas and a mobile van will be parked near those areas for three consecutive nights to encourage bar staff and patrons to undergo voluntary COVID-19 testing.
Testing agency Prenetics delivered specimen bottles at the Lan Kwai Fong bar area this evening, and a mobile van was parked near Wyndham Street.
Specimen bottles will be delivered at bar areas in Tsim Sha Tsui and Wan Chai this weekend.
The testing agency will be responsible for the provision of a one-stop service covering specimen taking and testing.
It will deliver specimen bottles to personnel in bars and pubs for collecting deep throat saliva samples, then collect the samples in the subsequent one to two days for testing.
The agency will also deliver specimen bottles to bar and pub patrons interested in taking the test. The bottles can be returned to its collection mobile van parked at Hoi Chak Street in Quarry Bay from 9am to 5pm between October 10 and 12.
Cases with positive results will be relayed to the Department of Health’s Centre for Health Protection for follow-up.
The department urged personnel in bars and pubs to actively participate in the testing scheme and comply with the directions made under the relevant regulation, as well as remind their customers to comply with the regulation requirements.