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Registration and Electoral Office General Assistant tests positive for COVID-19
     The Registration and Electoral Office (REO) today (July 24) learnt that a General Assistant has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

     The General Assistant concerned works on the 13th Floor of the Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre, and is responsible for backend processing of the voter registration applications.  The office concerned is not open to members of the public.  She last performed duties yesterday (July 23).  Since her family member was identified as a confirmed case, she was tested for COVID-19 at a hospital and tested positive for the disease, and she was then admitted to hospital.

     The General Assistant concerned has been wearing surgical masks when performing duties. Her body temperature was normal when undergoing temperature screening during work. Thorough cleaning and sterilisation will be arranged at areas including the workplace and all public facilities. 

     During the pandemic, the department has been strictly implementing various disease prevention measures, including measuring the body temperature of people entering the office, providing facial masks and other personal protective equipment for staff, and requesting staff to wear facial masks when in contact with others and at public places. Cleaning and sterilising measures of the working environment of the department have also been stepped up.

     The REO is highly concerned about the COVID-19 epidemic. Staff are 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 21:15
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