A Hongkong Post postman tested positive for COVID-19
The postman concerned works for Wan Chai Delivery Office and is responsible for the mail delivery of 5-7, 9A, 11, 50, 50A, 50C, 52, 52A, 54 and 56 Tai Hang Road, 3-4, 5, 6, 6A and 11-12 Fuk Kwan Avenue, as well as 2, 3-4, 5-6, 7, 9 A-D, 12E and 15-16 Lee Kwan Avenue. Wan Chai Delivery Office is not open to the public. He last performed duties on August 1. The postman felt unwell this morning and sought medical treatment at a clinic, and was notified of the positive test result this evening. The postman concerned is now under home quarantine, waiting for admission to hospital.
The postman concerned has no recent travel history. He has been wearing surgical masks when performing duties outdoors and inside the delivery office. His body temperature was normal when undergoing temperature screening during work.
After noting the situation, Hongkong Post has reported the case to the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) to seek its assistance in tracing and defining his close contacts. Thorough cleaning and sterilisation will be arranged at the workplace concerned and all public facilities according to guidelines provided by the CHP.
Hongkong Post will send staff to buildings that the postman concerned has visited for delivery and inform their respective management offices about the incident later today. Notices will also be put up in these buildings to notify their residents and commercial tenants. For further enquiry, members of the public may call the Mail Distribution Division's hotline 2723 3454 during office hours.
Wan Chai Delivery Office and the adjacent Wan Chai Post office will be closed from August 4 to 5 for thorough cleaning and sterilisation. Mail delivery service for the district (including Happy Valley, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, Tai Hang, and 1-151 and 2-140 Electric Road of North Point) will be suspended during the said period. We apologise for the inconvenience caused.
Hongkong Post will continue to maintain close liaison with the CHP. Staff are also reminded to pay attention to personal hygiene and stay vigilant. They should seek medical advice immediately if feeling unwell.
Ends/Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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