MIL-OSI Asia-Pac: HAD distributes complimentary COVID-19 rapid test kits to households, cleansing workers and property management staff in Kwai Tsing, Kowloon City and Yuen Long Districts (with photos)

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Source: Hong Kong Government special administrative region

HAD distributes complimentary COVID-19 rapid test kits to households, cleansing workers and property management staff in Kwai Tsing, Kowloon City and Yuen Long Districts (with photos)
HAD distributes complimentary COVID-19 rapid test kits to households, cleansing workers and property management staff in Kwai Tsing, Kowloon City and Yuen Long Districts (with photos)
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     In light of positive test results for the COVID-19 virus from sewage samples collected in Kwai Tsing, Kowloon City and Yuen Long Districts, the Home Affairs Department (HAD) said today (May 20) that the Kwai Tsing District Office (K&TDO), the Kowloon City District Office (KCDO) and the Yuen Long District Office (YLDO) have distributed a total of about 91 000 COVID-19 rapid test kits to households, cleansing workers and property management staff living and working in the Districts.     The K&TDO and the KCDO distributed rapid test kits to households, cleansing workers and property management staff living and working in Ning Fung Court in Kwai Tsing District and Harbourfront Landmark and Laguna Verde (The Greenwood, Villa Verde, Costa Del Sol, Laguna Grande and Ocean Vista) in Kowloon City District for voluntary testing through the property management companies.     In addition, the YLDO distributed rapid test kits to households, cleansing workers and property management staff living and working in Tin Sam Villa, Sha Chau Lei Tsuen, Casa De Oro, Parkview Garden, Shek Po Tsuen, San Lee Uk Tsuen, Sheffield Villas, Tak Cheung Building and Tak Hing Building for voluntary testing through the property management companies, the owners’ corporations, the Rural Committee and the Village Representatives.     The HAD made the above arrangements in the hope of identifying infected persons early.     Members of the public may refer to the demonstration video produced by the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) under the Department of Health (DH) via www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzFAUzTtmKk to learn how to use the rapid antigen test (RAT) kit.     Persons testing positive through an RAT should take a photo of the test result and declare the result within 24 hours via the Declaration System for Individuals Tested Positive for COVID-19 Using Rapid Antigen Test (www.chp.gov.hk/ratp). If members of the public encounter difficulties in using the online platform, they can call the automated system at 183 6119 to register their identification document and telephone number. The CHP under the DH will contact the relevant person later to complete the report procedure. There is no need to declare negative test results.     The Government appeals for the co-operation of members of the public to safeguard the health of themselves and their families by undergoing testing on a voluntary basis and fighting the virus together. The Government urges all individuals who are in doubt about their own health condition, or individuals with infection risks (such as individuals who have visited places with epidemic outbreaks or had contact with cases that tested positive), to undergo testing promptly for early identification of infected persons to reduce the transmission risks of COVID-19.

 
Ends/Friday, May 20, 2022Issued at HKT 19:10

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