According to news from Hong Kong’s “Dian News” on March 15th, after the completion of mandatory testing in an area in the Central and Western District of Hong Kong, the two initial confirmed cases were all employees of the US Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macau, but the two used diplomatic immunity as Refuse to accept the quarantine arrangement.
According to the report, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government announced that since 7 o’clock last night (14th), “closed area” compulsory inspection will be carried out on Pokfulam Road and Old Peak Road in Central and Western District. Residents in the two designated “restricted areas” must conduct overnight inspections. Mandatory testing, the subject must wait at his premises.
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government announced today (15th) that the mandatory inspection operation for the first to fifth towers of the Royal View Garden at No. 23, Old Peak Road, which designated a “restricted area” in the Central and Western District last night, was about 8:40 this morning. Probably completed. As of midnight on the 15th, about 960 residents have been tested, of which 2 were initially confirmed cases, and the test results of another sample are still being verified.
A source from the Hong Kong government revealed to “Dian News” that the two initial confirmed cases discovered by Dijingyuan were all from the staff of the US Consulate in Hong Kong and Macau. According to the report, both of them refused to accept the isolation arrangement on the grounds of diplomatic immunity. They are still wandering in the community and going to the US consulate as usual, bringing huge hidden dangers to the epidemic prevention and anti-epidemic work.
According to the report, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government previously stated that foreign consulates and institutional personnel who come to Hong Kong to perform government-related operations are subject to their exempt status and itinerary regulated by their public official status and the nature of their official duties to ensure the normal operation of government affairs. So far, the US Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macau has not responded to this matter.