Hong Kong Customs today (November 23) learned that an outsourced male security guard has tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The outsourced security guard concerned worked at the Customs Headquarters Building and mainly performed supporting duties. He last performed his duties last Saturday (November 21) and is now under medical treatment.
The officer has no recent travel history. He has been wearing surgical masks when performing duties and has properly maintained social distancing with people he has had contact with. His body temperature was normal when undergoing temperature screening before work every day.
The department has been closely co-operating with the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) on the CHP's epidemiological investigations to follow up on the situations of the colleagues working with him. The concerned working places have also undergone a thorough cleaning and sterilisation.
Customs is highly concerned about the epidemic of COVID-19. Apart from continuing to step up the cleaning and sterilising measures for all working locations, the department also reminds all officers to strictly comply with the hygienic measures of infectious diseases provided by the CHP. The officers will also be reminded to consult a doctor promptly if they have any discomforting symptoms.
Ends/Monday, November 23, 2020