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Hong Kong Customs officer preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19

12 March 2021


Hong Kong Customs last night (March 11) learned that a Customs officer has preliminarily tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The officer is posted to the West Kowloon Station of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link and mainly performed logistics duties without contact with members of the public at work. She last performed her duties this Tuesday (March 9) and is now under medical treatment.

The officer has no recent travel history. She has been wearing surgical masks when performing duties and has properly maintained social distancing with people she has had contact with. Her body temperature was normal when undergoing temperature screening during work without any symptoms.

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 at the same venue with her. The concerned working places have also been arranged to undergo a thorough cleaning and sterilisation.

Customs has all along been highly concerned about the epidemic of COVID-19. Apart from continuing to step up the cleaning and sterilising measures, 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/Friday, March 12, 2021

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