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LCSD workman preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) today (August 6) said that a workman has preliminarily tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

     The workman concerned worked at the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens in Central and Western District. She last performed her duties on August 4. She felt unwell earlier and sought medical advice. She was notified today that she had preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19.

     The staff member concerned has no recent travel history. She wore surgical masks when performing her duties. Her body temperature was normal when undergoing temperature screening during work.

     The LCSD will arrange thorough cleaning and sterilisation at the work areas concerned and all related public facilities according to guidelines provided by 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/Thursday, August 6, 2020
Issued at HKT 17:47
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