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Source: Hong Kong Information Services

The Government today announced it will arrange for testing agencies to set up mobile specimen collection stations at Po Tat Estate and Choi Wan (II) Estate from December 16.

The stations will be set up at the open space next to Po Tat Shopping Centre and the basketball court next to Ming Lai House of Choi Wan (II) Estate, and tentatively operate until December 20.

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

The Government said it is very concerned about a number of COVID-19 confirmed cases reported at Tat Yi House in Po Tat Estate and Ming Lai House in Choi Wan (II) Estate recently.

It will decide whether to extend the operation period of the two stations after reviewing their usage and public demand for the testing service.

Mobile specimen collection stations have been set up in Tai Po, Tsuen Wan, Wong Tai Sin, Tung Chung, Wong Chuk Hang, Kwai Shing, Kowloon Bay and Tung Tau (II) Estate.

Those who are subject to compulsory testing and undergo testing at 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.

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 own health condition or with exposure to infection risk to undergo testing promptly.

MIL OSI Asia Pacific News