Covid-19: 5-day lockdown extended at second Hong Kong public housing building

A five-day Covid-19 lockdown imposed on a block at a Kwai Chung public housing estate has been extended for two days after the Hong Kong government deemed it to have a “significant risk of infection.”

Residents of Ying Kwai House must remain in their building and face daily testing until at least Saturday. The initial five-day lockdown was imposed last Saturday, meaning that residents would have spent a week in lockdown.

Residents line up for a Covid-19 test outside Ying Kwai House in Kwai Chung Estate on January 24, 2022. Photo: Hillary Leung/HKFP

“Preliminary positive cases were identified at Ying Kwai House in Kwai Chung Estate through tests conducted since January 22. At least 70 confirmed cases or preliminary positive cases have been found since then, which is worrying,” a government spokesperson said in a statement published on Wednesday.

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