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Source: Hong Kong Information Services

The Government today announced it will arrange for a testing agency to set up a mobile specimen collection station at Tung Tau (II) Estate from December 15.

The station will be set up at the badminton court and volleyball court near G/F, Kwai Tung House. It will open from 10am to 8pm, and tentatively operate until December 19.

The Government said it is very concerned about several confirmed COVID-19 cases reported at Kwai Tung House recently.

It will decide whether to extend the operation period of the station after reviewing its usage and the public’s demand for the testing service.

Noting that mobile specimen collection stations have been set up earlier in Tai Po, Tsuen Wan, Wong Tai Sin, Tung Chung, Kwai Shing and Kowloon Bay, the Government said it has decided to extend the stations’ services and open them to all members of the public.

Starting on December 15, the temporary testing centre set up earlier by the Social Welfare Department at Wong Chuk Hang Recreation Ground No 2 Soccer Pitch will also extend services until December 21 and become a mobile specimen collection station for all members of the public.

The mobile specimen collection station set up at the volleyball court of Chung On Estate, Ma On Shan will cease operation after December 14 as scheduled.

The testing agencies will provide free specimen collection services by combined nasal and throat swabs at the mobile stations.

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

Those with a positive result 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.

The Government urged all individuals who are in doubt about their health condition or with exposure to infection risk to undergo testing promptly.

MIL OSI Asia Pacific News