Hongkong Post contract clerical staff member tests positive for COVID-19

2020.08.14

Hongkong Post today (August 14) said that a contract clerical staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

The clerical staff member concerned works at 3/F of Hongkong Post Headquarters. Engaged in word processing duties, he needs not come into contact with any members of the public, and his workplace is not open to the public. The staff member concerned last performed duties on August 5. As he had been identified as a close contact of a confirmed case, he was sent to a quarantine centre and was tested for COVID-19. He was notified today of the positive result.

The staff member concerned has no recent travel history. He has been wearing surgical masks when performing duties. His body temperature was normal when undergoing temperature screening during work.

After noting the situation, Hongkong Post reported the case to the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) to seek its assistance in tracing and defining his close contacts. A thorough cleaning and sterilisation will be arranged immediately for the workplace concerned and all public facilities according to CHP guidelines.

Hongkong Post will continue to maintain close liaison with the CHP. Staff are also reminded to pay attention to personal hygiene and stay vigilant at all times. In case of feeling unwell, they should seek medical advice immediately.

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