CHINA Hong Kong to distribute 190,000 RAT kits following sewage COVID-19 detection

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Hong Kong to distribute 190,000 RAT kits following sewage COVID-19 detection

Xinhua

22:05, June 24, 2022

HONG KONG, June 24 (Xinhua) -- The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government said Friday that it will distribute around 190,000 sets of COVID-19 rapid antigen test (RAT) kits as part of a follow-up on the recent detection of the COVID-19 virus in sewage samples.

The test kits will be distributed to residents, cleaning workers, and property management staff working in the areas with positive sewage testing results showing relatively high viral loads, in order to help identify infected persons.

The HKSAR government also urged RAT kit users to report any positive results for COVID-19 via the government's online platform.

On Friday, Hong Kong registered 1,721 confirmed locally transmitted cases of COVID-19 and 139 imported cases, official data showed.

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