Contractor's worker of Water Supplies Department tests positive for COVID-19 

     The Water Supplies Department (WSD) today (July 24) said that a contractor's construction worker working at the department's Tuen Mun Water Treatment Works has tested positive for COVID-19. There is no effect on drinking water safety. 

     The contractor's worker last went to work yesterday (July 23). He was notified last night that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and has been admitted to hospital for treatment under isolation. He is now in stable condition. 

     The contractor's worker wore a surgical mask at work. He underwent temperature screening at work and his body temperature was normal. The WSD immediately arranged thorough cleaning and disinfection of Tuen Mun Water Treatment Works. 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/Friday, July 24, 2020
Issued at HKT 12:55