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Source: Hong Kong Information Services

After reviewing the usage and public demand for the COVID-19 testing service, the Government has decided to extend the services at four mobile specimen collection stations until further notice.

The stations will continue to provide urgent cluster testing services for citizens from 10am to 8pm daily.

They are at Sha Tsui Road Playground, Tsuen Wan; the Sai Kung Jockey Club Town Hall carpark, 8 Chan Man Street, Sai Kung; the Tai Po Community Centre basketball court, No. 2 Heung Sze Wui Street and the open area outside Tai Wo Neighbourhood Community Centre, Tai Wo Estate in Tai Po.

The specimen bottle distribution point set up at the platform outside Tsuen King Circuit Sports Centre in Tsuen Wan will cease operation after November 27, while the other two set up at the Velodrome Park amphitheatre, 105-107 Po Hong Road and the hard-surfaced football pitch at Po Hong Park, 10 Wan Lung Road in Tseung Kwan O will maintain operations until November 29.

As of yesterday, the Government had provided free COVID-19 nucleic acid testing to more than 12,300 people through seven mobile specimen collection stations and specimen bottle distribution points in Tsuen Wan, Sai Kung and Tai Po.

Those subject to compulsory testing and who undergo testing at the mobile specimen collection stations will be deemed to have undergone a test at a community testing centre.

People whose test results are negative will be informed by SMS.

If a specimen tests positive for COVID-19, it will be referred to the Department of Health’s Public Health Laboratory Services Branch for a confirmatory test. Confirmed cases will be followed up and announced by the Centre for Health Protection.

MIL OSI Asia Pacific News