Health workers at Hong Mei House in Tsing Yi after two people in the block were confirmed to have contracted the coronavirus. Photo: Edmond So

Coronavirus in your toilet? How a Hong Kong policy change on pipes may have caused this

  • Public housing tenants were not allowed to modify bathroom pipes until August 2016
  • Reclassification may have allowed coronavirus to travel 10 storeys down in a Tsing Yi housing estate
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak

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Health workers at Hong Mei House in Tsing Yi after two people in the block were confirmed to have contracted the coronavirus. Photo: Edmond So
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Lilian Cheng

Lilian Cheng

Lilian joined the Post in 2019 as senior reporter covering Hong Kong’s housing, land and development policies. She started her career at Ming Pao in 2010 and was then a principal reporter at i-Cable News. She has won awards for her reporting on a major discovery of Sung relics near the planned To Kwa Wan railway station.