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    Dec 10: Richland Gardens + 102 Local Cases

    No clue what it is with Kowloon Bay - same drainage pipe design as Amoy Gardens.

    All residents living in a Kowloon Bay housing block facing the same direction will be moved to quarantine centres after a government advisor and University of Hong Kong microbiologist, Yuen Kwok-yung, said the Covid-19 virus might have spread through the building's sewage pipes.
    "We know that all the cases are in the units D of Block 6, and as a result there is a good reason for us to suspect a structural problem, especially those related to the sewage system," Yuen told reporters after inspecting the building on Thursday.

    "All the floors' drains, from either the bathroom, or the toilet, or the kitchen all drain into the sewage pipe, and [in] some of them we may not be able to see there's a U-trap," he said, referring to the pipe design that wards off germs and viruses.

    Yuen said the drainage pipes were designed similarly as those in Amoy Gardens, which was at the centre of the Sars outbreak in 2003.
    https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/compone...9-20201210.htm

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    Today's line up:

    1. The Under Secretary for Food and Health, Dr Chui Tak-yi;
    2. Head of the Communicable Disease Branch of the Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health, Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan
    3. Hospital Authority Chief Manager (Patient Safety and Risk Management), Dr Sara Ho
    F&H Updated
    - Lots of numbers about testing etc being thrown around
    - Blah blah, remain vigilant etc.

    https://twitter.com/tripperhead/stat...518170112?s=20

    Cases
    - 112 Confirmed Cases
    - 10 Imported Cases
    - 102 other cases are local - 10 cases from Shatin YATA, 5 related cases from Lohas Park, 6 cases from Dancing Granny, Asia World Expo - 3 cases, 7 new cases from lam tin tunnel, 42 linked to other clusters
    - 34 unknown cases

    https://twitter.com/tripperhe...55254147960833

    Lots of U-Trap info - pour bleach, wear a mask if there is untraceable odour - more notices will be issued tonight

    Many cases related to family gatherings - multi generational - please STOP family gatherings
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    RTHK Summary and numbers:

    Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan of the Centre for Health Protection said officials are planning to order mandatory testing for residents at a building if four unlinked cases are reported, but she said the threshold may change depending on the overall coronavirus situation in Hong Kong.

    “Actually it is not scientific. It’s based on the risk assessment. If we don’t have any case in Hong Kong, maybe we can do compulsory testing for any one case for any one building," she said.
    https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/compone...8-20201210.htm
    Last edited by shri; 10-12-2020 at 06:49 PM.

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    Hey Doc

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    Hong Kong Asia's world City........

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    No clue what it is with Kowloon Bay - same drainage pipe design as Amoy Gardens.





    https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/compone...9-20201210.htm
    What I don't really understand is what they are doing with the other units, which potentially have the same flawed pipe design, just wait and hope that there is no further outbreak?

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    Does anyone know if sports grounds/running tracks are closed again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NAMBLA:
    Does anyone know if sports grounds/running tracks are closed again?
    https://twitter.com/tripperhead/stat...72363190628353
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    its Richland Gardens not Regent

    either

    1) nobody inspected the drainage system (incompetence);
    2) it was checked by a moron (incompetence);

    Richland Gardens has about 22 high rise blocks, and a medium sized shopping centre block,

    fingers crossed it does not spread

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