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One more outsourced worker of Water Supplies Department preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
     The Water Supplies Department (WSD) today (July 20) said that one more outsourced contractor's worker at the department's Pak Kong Water Treatment Works preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19, subsequent to the outsourced contractor's worker testing positive yesterday (July 19). There is no effect on drinking water safety.

     The outsourced contractor's transportation worker last went to work yesterday. In light of an outsourced contractor's worker testing positive for COVID-19 yesterday, he was arranged to undergo virus testing. The WSD was notified in the early hours today that he preliminarily tested positive. He has been admitted to hospital under isolation. He is now in stable condition.

     The outsourced contractor's worker wore a surgical mask at work. He underwent temperature screening at work and his body temperature was normal. The WSD thoroughly cleaned and disinfected Pak Kong Water Treatment Works yesterday. The department will maintain close liaison with the Centre for Health Protection. Staff have been reminded to pay attention to personal hygiene and to stay vigilant. They should seek medical advice immediately if feeling unwell.
Ends/Monday, July 20, 2020
Issued at HKT 17:44
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