The Hong Kong government imposed another round of coronavirus lockdowns in Jordan, Sham Shui Po, and Tin Shui Wai on Tuesday evening.
Tin Heng Estate in Tin Shui Wai, parts of Cheong Lok Street, Chi Wo Street and Nathan Road in Jordan, and 17 buildings in Sham Shui Po were put under an overnight cordon at 7pm.
Over 2,170 residents were tested, though only one coronavirus case was uncovered in Jordan.
It was the second successive night where multiple areas were restricted at the same time.
The government found zero cases on Monday after four areas – Tsim Sha Tsui, Yuen Long, Kowloon City, and Yau Ma Tei – were put under lockdowns.
Chief Executive Carrie Lam, Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan, Secretary for Home Affairs Caspar Tsui, and Secretary for Environment Wong Kam-sing visited the restricted area in Sham Shui Po on Tuesday evening.
Around 1,600 people were tested in Sham Shui Po, and no cases were found.
As test results were confirmed, residents in the three areas were able to leave after 7am Wednesday, if they were able to show proof of taking a test.
Leading Hong Kong University microbiologist Ho Pak-leung said on Commercial Radio on Wednesday that the lockdowns should target high-risk areas, but current data could not support the operations.
He added that – if the government took measures unsupported by scientific data – there would be a negative impact.
Hong Kong recorded 25 coronavirus infections on Tuesday – only one case was not locally transmitted. Four local infections had unknown origins.
The city also recorded another death on Tuesday – 184 people have died since the beginning of the pandemic.