No positive Covid-19 cases were found in the city's first Mid-Levels lock down last night, during which 1,855 residents were tested.
The lock down affecting Tower 1 and 2 of Robinson Place and Blessings Garden Phase 1 and 2. Residents with negative test results from their SMS or a wristband as proof of having undergone the test could leave the restricted area.
The area was unlocked at around 11am today.
Earlier two positive cases were found in the area, including a woman aged 41, living in Tower 2 of Robinson Place and a man aged 37, living in Blessings Garden Phase 1.
The area then faced an ambush-style lockdown at 8.30pm yesterday. All residents were required to undergo virus test before 2am today.
Government staffers visited 980 households to inform them of the compulsory test. Around 150 of them didn’t answer their doors.
Sixteen people were fined HK$5,000 for not having undergone virus test .
A resident in Blessings Garden Phase 1 pointed out that most of the residents had already undergone virus test as the building was included in the compulsory testing list earlier. He said the exercise was a waste of manpower and resources.
Yet some residents in Phase 2 thought the exercise was necessary as the building is connected to Phase 1, in which a confirmed case was found, and the lock down didn’t bring any inconvenience.