Lockdowns yield no Covid-19 cases after family of Saudi official allegedly broke Hong Kong self-isolation rules

Covid-19 lockdowns in Wan Chai and Taikoo Shing on Tuesday yielded no positive cases after close to 500 residents were tested for the virus over five imported cases. The lockdowns were, in part, triggered a Saudi Arabian official and his family who allegedly broke self-isolation rules after arrival.

Residents in Taikoo Shing’s Tang Kung Mansion received mandatory Covid-19 tests during an area lockdown on July 20, 2020. Photo: GovHK.

Leon Court in Wan Chai, as well as Taikoo Shing’s Tang Kwan Mansion and Hamilton Hill International Kindergarten were placed under community lockdown for mandatory virus tests from Tuesday evening until early morning on Wednesday.

Vaccinated and infected

The lockdowns were imposed after two children aged 13 and 11 — who were reportedly children of the Saudi official — tested positive with a Covid-19 variant on Wednesday after arrival.


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