CHINA Hong Kong to distribute 280,000 RAT kits following sewage COVID-19 detection

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Hong Kong to distribute 280,000 RAT kits following sewage COVID-19 detection

Xinhua

19:53, June 29, 2022

HONG KONG, June 29 (Xinhua) -- The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government said Wednesday that it will distribute around 280,000 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.

Citizens receive COVID-19 testing at a mobile testing station in a park in Hong Kong, south China, Feb. 10, 2022. (Photo: Xinhua)

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 Wednesday, Hong Kong registered 1,849 confirmed locally transmitted cases of COVID-19 and 155 imported cases, official data showed.

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