LCSD artisan preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19

     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) today (July 27) said that an artisan has preliminarily tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

     The artisan concerned, stationed at the Hong Kong Stadium, is responsible for cleaning work inside the stadium. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the stadium has been closed since July 15 and therefore the area she works in is not open to the public. She last performed duties on July 24. She felt unwell earlier and sought medical treatment at a hospital, and was notified this morning that she had preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19. She will be admitted to hospital and treated under isolation. She is now in stable condition.

     The artisan 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 artisan concerned will be arranged to undergo COVID-19 testing. A thorough cleaning and sterilisation will be arranged at areas including the workplace and all public facilities according to guidelines provided by the CHP.

     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/Monday, July 27, 2020
Issued at HKT 19:53