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Source: Hong Kong Government special administrative region

New mobile specimen collection station set up at Lei Yue Mun Estate
New mobile specimen collection station set up at Lei Yue Mun Estate
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     The local COVID-19 epidemic situation is worsening rapidly. The confirmed cases are distributed all over the territory. Some of the confirmed cases are asymptomatic and this indicates the existence of many silent transmission chains in the community. The Government is very concerned about a number of COVID-19 confirmed cases reported recently at Lei Sang House of Lei Yue Mun Estate, and has arranged for a testing agency to set up a mobile specimen collection station at the following location and dates to provide free testing service for residents and workers of Lei Sang House: 

New mobile specimen collection station
Opening dates (tentative)
Corridor of rear entrance, G/F of Lei Sang House, Lei Yue Mun Estate(only for residents and workers of Lei Sang House, Lei Yue Mun Estate)(Hong Kong Molecular Pathology Diagnostic Centre Limited)
From today until December 31

      Operating hours of the above-mentioned mobile specimen collection station are from 10am to 8pm daily. The Government will decide whether it is necessary to extend the operation period of the station after reviewing its usage and public’s demand for the testing service.           Separately, the Community Testing Centre in Yau Tong Community Hall also continues to provide free testing service to other residents and workers of Lei Yue Mun Estate up to December 31 (Thursday) tentatively. Its operating hours are from 8am to 1.30pm and from 2.30pm to 8pm daily. It provides booking as well as on-site registration services. Members of the public are only required to input simple personal information, and select the testing centre and time slot in the 24-hour appointment booking system (www.communitytest.gov.hk). The centre accords priority to those who make bookings in advance.     The opening dates and operating hours of the mobile specimen collection stations in various districts providing free COVID-19 nucleic acid testing services for the general public are at Annex.     A Government spokesman said, “The testing agencies will provide specimen collection services by combined nasal and throat swabs at the mobile specimen collection stations for testing free of charge. Persons who are subject to compulsory testing and undergo testing at the mobile specimen collection stations will be deemed to have undergone a test at a Community Testing Centre. The mobile specimen collection stations will accord priority to provide testing service for local residents and workers who are subject to compulsory testing.”     People whose test results are negative will be informed by SMS through their mobile phones. If any specimen tested shows a preliminarily positive result, the specimen will be referred to the Public Health Laboratory Services Branch of the Department of Health (DH) for a confirmatory test. Confirmed cases will be followed up and announced by the Centre for Health Protection of the DH.     The spokesman urged all individuals who are in doubt about their own health condition, or individuals with exposure to infection risk (such as individuals who visited places with epidemic outbreaks or contacted confirmed cases) to undergo testing promptly for early identification of infected persons.

 
Ends/Sunday, December 27, 2020Issued at HKT 19:29

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