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LCSD Amenities Assistant II preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) today (July 28) said that an Amenities Assistant II has preliminarily tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
     The Amenities Assistant concerned, stationed at Kowloon Tsai Park and Junction Road Park, is responsible for providing support services. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the tennis courts at Junction Road Park where she worked have been closed since July 15, and her office at Kowloon Tsai Park is not open to the public. She last performed duties on July 23. She was identified by the Department of Health to be a close contact of her family member, who preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19. The Amenities Assistant therefore was arranged to stay at a quarantine centre on July 24. She did not feel unwell before quarantine and was notified last night (July 27) 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 Amenities Assistant 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 Amenities Assistant 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 in 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/Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Issued at HKT 19:00
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