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Testing compliance checks done

The Government today completed enforcement operations at Block 6 of Hanford Garden in Tuen Mun and Goldwin Heights at 2 Seymour Road in Mid-Levels, which were earlier included in compulsory testing notices.   The Civil Service Bureau conducted the Tuen Mun enforcement action from around 8.30am to 11.30am, while the Central & Western District Office carried out the Mid-Levels operation from around 8am to 11am.   Both actions were conducted together with Police and the Department of Health.   The Government arranged for staff to verify the testing certifications of people subject to compulsory testing at the buildings’ entrances and exits.   During the operations, the test records of about 200 people in Block 6 of Hanford Garden and about 430 people in Goldwin Heights were checked.   As a result, seven people in total were found to have violated the compulsory testing notice and were issued with a compulsory testing order.    A fixed penalty notice of $10,000 was also iss

12.2k COVID-19 cases in HK

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is looking into 12,240 additional COVID-19 cases, of which 4,250 were detected by nucleic acid tests and 7,990 were identified via rapid antigen tests.   At a press briefing this afternoon, the centre’s Principal Medical & Health Officer Dr Albert Au noted that 1,075,519 cases have been identified and 6,356 patients have passed away since the onset of the fifth wave of the epidemic.   Separately, the Government made restriction-testing declarations to cover several buildings where sewage samples tested positive for the virus.   They include Chui King House of Choi Hung Estate in Wong Tai Sin, Yau Ning House of Tin Yau Court in Tin Shui Wai, Kwai Tung House of Tung Tau (II) Estate in Wong Tai Sin and Tsui Mui House of Tsui Ping (North) Estate in Kwun Tong   As positive sewage test results were found in several housing estates and buildings in Kwun Tong, North District, Kwai Tsing, Yuen Long and Kowloon City, the district offices will distribute COVID-19 rapid antigen test kits to relevant residents as well as cleaning workers and property management staff working in such areas from tomorrow.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage. 
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