LCSD Amenities Assistant II tests positive for COVID-19

     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) today (July 16) said that an Amenities Assistant II has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

     The Amenities Assistant II concerned provides supporting services at Tsuen King Circuit Wu Chung Swimming Pool in Tsuen Wan District. The floor she works on is not a public floor and is not open to the public. She last performed duties yesterday (July 15). She felt unwell earlier and sought medical treatment at a clinic, and was notified last night that she had tested positive for COVID-19. She was admitted to hospital and has been treated under isolation. She is now in stable condition.

     The Assistant concerned has no recent travel history. She has been wearing surgical masks when performing duties. Her body temperature was normal when undergoing temperature screening during work.

     The LCSD will closely co-operate with the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) on its epidemiological investigations. Co-workers of the Assistant concerned will be arranged to undergo COVID-19 testing. Thorough cleaning and sterilisation will be arranged at areas including the workplace and all public facilities according to guidelines provided by the CHP. Tsuen King Circuit Wu Chung Swimming Pool and Tsuen King Circuit Children's Playground in the vicinity are now closed until further notice for thorough cleaning and sterilisation based on public health considerations.

     The LCSD is highly concerned about the COVID-19 epidemic and will continue to maintain close liaison with the CHP. Staff are reminded to pay attention to personal hygiene and to stay vigilant. They should seek medical advice immediately if feeling unwell.

Ends/Thursday, July 16, 2020
Issued at HKT 18:15