Compulsory Testing Notices Resume for COVID-19-Hit Buildings


Compulsory Testing Notices Resume for COVID-19-Hit Buildings

The government yesterday (March 22) announced the resumption of issuing Compulsory Testing Notices (CTNs) to require people who visited public premises hit with COVID-19 to undergo PCR tests.

The move was made as Hong Kong’s testing capacity has been reported enhanced to “help contain transmission in the community and protect public health.”

The Department of Health's Centre for Health Protection will begin to compile a list of relevant premises based on sewage surveillance results and number of positive cases.

The LeaveHomeSafe app will also resume issuing notifications to individuals who have visited specific premises.

“Those who have tested positive in the past three months including by either nucleic acid tests recorded by the DH or rapid antigen tests (RAT) that have been self-declared to the DH, are no longer subject to further compulsory testing,” said a spokesperson for the Department of Health.

People who are subjected to a CTN will be able to test for free at a community testing centre or a mobile specimen collection station.

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