Auxiliary Medical Service member tested positive for COVID-19

     The Auxiliary Medical Service (AMS) was notified this morning (July 27) that a female volunteer member posted at the Tuen Mun 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 female member attended the regular training at AMS’s training centre in Yuen Long in the evening of July 14 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 Yuen Long training centre where the female member had visited was closed with thorough cleaning and disinfection being arranged. So far, no other volunteer member working in the Operations Wing concerned has symptoms. The AMS will maintain close contact with the CHP to take follow-up action as appropriate.

     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/Monday, July 27, 2020
Issued at HKT 20:29