Hong Kong Orders Mandatory Testing After Flight Crew Members Tested Positive For COVID

Hong Kong Orders Mandatory Testing After Flight Crew Members Tested Positive For COVID
Source – Al Jazeera

According to the government, a 46-year-old air crew member who lives in Discovery Bay was confirmed to have the virus, while a 44-year-old crew member who resides in Tuen Mun tested preliminary positive on Tuesday. Positive preliminary results need more investigation.


Hong Kong Orders Mandatory Testing After Flight Crew Members Tested Positive For COVID

According to a government press release, Hong Kong officials performed mandatory Covid-19 testing in two areas on Tuesday after identifying two coronavirus cases.

According to the statement, residents of a building in Tuen Mun District and Discovery Bay on Lantau Island were ordered to stay in lockdown overnight while officials conducted testing.

According to the government, a 46-year-old aircrew member who lives in Discovery Bay was confirmed to have the virus, while a 44-year-old crew member who resides in Tuen Mun tested preliminary positive on Tuesday. Positive preliminary results need more investigation.

Source - East Asia Forum

According to the announcement, both aircrew members returned to Hong Kong on Christmas Day from the United States.

Authorities completed the order for testing on Wednesday morning. There have been no other cases discovered yet, public broadcaster RTHK said, citing health authorities.

Strict measures: Together with mainland China, Hong Kong is one of the only places in Asia to retain a zero-Covid policy.

Its severe anti-pandemic efforts include a fully closed border to non-residents, a long quarantine period for nearly all arrivals, restrictions on public gatherings, and forced mask wear.

When a suspected case is detected, contacts are tracked down, and often whole buildings are quarantined for compulsory testing. In certain cases, close contacts are required to report to a government facility for quarantine.

According to the authorities, Hong Kong, which has a population of more than 7 million, has documented 12,605 Covid-19 cases and 213 linked fatalities.

Source – CNN

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