First round of nucleic acid tests in elderly home “Asilo Vila Madalena” all negative

The first round of nucleic acid tests for the elderly and staff at the elderly home “Asilo Vila Madalena”, which is under closed-loop management, are all negative. The Social Welfare Bureau (SWB) and the Health Bureau (SSM) will arrange several more rounds of nucleic acid tests in the coming days to monitor their health conditions and to safeguard personal and public health. At this stage, the elderly home is under closed-loop management and is closed to outside visitors. The IAS and the SSM will continue to provide support to ensure that the needs of the elderly and staff are met.

SWB appeals to the relatives of the residents and related persons who have visited the elderly home in the last 7 days (on or after 28th September) to pay close attention to their health condition and to avoid going out and having contact with other people. They shall also wear masks correctly and comply with all necessary preventive measures. In case of feeling unwell, they shall immediately go to the hospital and seek medical help. For enquiries, please contact the Social Welfare Bureau under 66889184.

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