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Security guard employed by Housing Department contractor tests positive for COVID-19
     The Housing Department today (August 6) learned that a security guard employed by its contractor tested positive for COVID-19. The security guard concerned worked at Shui Fung House, Tin Shui Estate. He is now in hospital for treatment.
     The security guard normally works on the night shift and stays at the guard counter of Shui Fung House. He last performed duties on August 3. He was identified as a close contact person after his wife tested positive for COVID-19 on August 4. The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) notified him yesterday (August 5) that he had tested positive for COVID-19.    
     The security guard has no recent travel history. He has been wearing a face mask and has been observing relevant disease prevention measures at work. When performing duties, he has been undergoing temperature checks and his body temperature was normal.
     The common areas of Shui Fung House and the Estate Management Office (EMO) of Tin Shui Estate have been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected in accordance with the guidelines of the CHP. Due to the special work arrangements for government departments, the EMO was closed today.
     The Housing Department will continue to keep close liaison with the CHP and co-operate with its quarantine work.
Ends/Thursday, August 6, 2020
Issued at HKT 17:25
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