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LCSD lifeguard preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) today (August 5) said that a lifeguard has preliminarily tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
     The lifeguard concerned works at Kowloon Tsai Swimming Pool in Kowloon City District. He last performed duties on July 25. The swimming pool has been temporarily closed since July 15. Since he had been identified as a close contact of a confirmed case, he was sent to be tested for COVID-19. He was notified last night (August 4) that he had preliminarily tested positive. He has been treated under isolation in hospital, and is now in stable condition.
     The lifeguard 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 thorough cleaning and sterilisation at Kowloon Tsai Swimming Pool according to the guidelines of the Centre for Health Protection (CHP). 
     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/Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Issued at HKT 20:42
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