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LCSD-outsourced cleaning worker preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) today (August 3) said that an outsourced cleaning service contractor worker has preliminarily tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

     The outsourced cleaning worker concerned worked at Peace Avenue Playground in Kowloon City District. He last performed duties on July 28. He felt unwell earlier and sought medical treatment at a hospital, and was notified yesterday (August 2) that he had preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19. He has been treated under isolation in hospital, and is now in stable condition.

     The cleaning worker concerned has no recent travel history. He wore surgical masks when performing duties, and his body temperature was normal when undergoing temperature screening during work.

     The LCSD will arrange a thorough cleaning and sterilisation at areas of the Peace Avenue Playground according to the guidelines of the Centre for Health Protection (CHP). The playground has been temporarily closed.

     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, August 3, 2020
Issued at HKT 17:50
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