Auxiliary Medical Service member tested positive for COVID-19

     The Auxiliary Medical Service (AMS) was notified yesterday afternoon (July 22) that a male volunteer member posted at the Islands District of the Operations Wing is tested positive for COVID-19, and has been closely co-operating with the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) on the CHP's epidemiological investigations.
     The male member concerned attended the regular training at AMS’s training centre in Shek Kip Mei in the afternoon of July 12 and did not take part in other training courses or perform any duties afterwards, including the anti-epidemic operations.
     The AMS has been strictly implementing various preventive measures during the epidemic as recommended by the CHP. The Shek Kip Mei training centre where the male member had visited was closed with thorough cleaning and disinfection being arranged. On the advice of the CHP, the AMS notified other members who attended the regular training with the male member on July 12 to stay at home for medical observation. For the time being, those members shall not participate in any kinds of training, duties or activities of the AMS and are pending follow-up action by the CHP.
     In late July, the AMS deployed more than 190 members in executing anti-epidemic operations every day.
     The AMS will continue to provide adequate training and equipment to all members, maintain close liaison with them, and remind them to stay vigilant at all times. The confirmed case is an individual incident and will not affect the overall anti-epidemic work of the AMS.

Ends/Thursday, July 23, 2020
Issued at HKT 21:22