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Source: Hong Kong Information Services

The Government has arranged for a testing agency to set up a mobile specimen collection station at the open area outside Fung Chak House in Choi Wan (II) Estate to provide COVID-19 testing services.

The station was set up after a government-sponsored study by the University of Hong Kong found that sewage samples from Fung Chak House constantly tested positive for the virus.

The station provides free testing services for the estate’s residents and workers.

It will tentatively run until December 31 and operate from 10am to 8pm from today.

Additionally, the mobile specimen collection station at the basketball court next to Ming Lai House at the estate will extend its services to December 31.

The Government will decide whether it is necessary to further extend the stations’ operating period after reviewing their usage and the public’s demand for the testing service. 

Testing agencies provide specimen collection services by combining nasal and throat swabs at mobile stations in various districts.

People 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.

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

People with a preliminary 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.

MIL OSI Asia Pacific News