Hong Kong distributes 100,000 RAT kits in sewage after Covid detection

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The Hong Kong government has announced that it will distribute around 100,000 sets of Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) kits to people in an area of ​​the region as part of a follow-up to recent detection of the Covid-19 virus in sewage samples.

The test kits will be distributed to residents, cleaners and property management workers working in the settlements in Kwun Tong and Wong Tai Sin with positive sewage test results showing relatively high viral loads to help identify infected people, the Xinhua News Agency reported.

The government also urged RAT kit users to report any positive results for Covid-19 through the government’s online platform.

In an effort to fight Covid-19, the government’s Environmental Protection Department and Drainage Services Department have stepped up sampling of sewage in all districts of Hong Kong for virus testing.

On Saturday, Hong Kong registered 176 new Covid cases through nucleic acid testing and 270 more cases through self-reported rapid antigen testing, official data showed.

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