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HAB Project Assistant tests positive for COVID-19
     The Home Affairs Bureau (HAB) today (July 30) said that a Project Assistant working at the Community Care Fund Secretariat has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
     The Project Assistant concerned provides clerical services on the 16th floor of Pioneer Centre in Mong Kok. She was not required to have contact with the public at work. The office concerned has been temporarily closed to the public but has maintained services on a limited scale through other modes of service delivery since July 20. She last performed duties on July 23. Since a family member was identified as a confirmed case, she needed to take a COVID-19 test and tested positive for the disease.
     The Project Assistant 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 HAB has carried out thorough cleaning and sterilisation at the floor concerned according to guidelines provided by the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) and will closely co-operate with the CHP on its epidemiological investigations.
     The HAB 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/Thursday, July 30, 2020
Issued at HKT 18:45
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