HAD distributes complimentary COVID-19 rapid test kits to households, cleansing workers and property management staff in Tsuen Wan and North Districts (with photos)
â€‹In light of positive test results for the COVID-19 virus from sewage samples collected in Tsuen Wan and North Districts, the Home Affairs Department (HAD) said today (May 27) that the Tsuen Wan District Office (TWDO) and the North District Office (NDO) will distribute a total of about 144 000 COVID-19 rapid test kits to households, cleansing workers and property management staff living and working in the Districts.
The TWDO distributed rapid test kits to households, cleansing workers and property management staff living and working in Primrose Hill and The Rise for voluntary testing through the property management companies. The TWDO also distributed rapid test kits to households living in Yau Ma Hom Resite Village, Chung Kwai Chung Tsuen, Tai Pak Tin Village, Sheung Kwai Chung Village, Hoi Pa San Tsuen Section Two, Shek Wai Kok New Village, Yi Pei Chun New Village and Kwu Hang Village for voluntary testing through the Village Representatives.
In addition, the NDO today started to distribute rapid test kits to households, cleansing workers and property management staff living and working in Yan Shing Court, Ka Shing Court, Flora Plaza, Cheong Shing Court, Parkford Garden, Royal Knoll, Fortune House, Magdalene Garden, Century Court and Wealthy Villas for voluntary testing through the property management companies. The NDO will also distribute rapid test kits to households living in Wa Mei Shan Village through the Village Representative.
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 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.