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A male Police officer tested positive for COVID-19
     A 36-year-old Police Constable who is stationed in Kowloon West Region has been diagnosed with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). He underwent a virus test in a designated clinic yesterday (August 26) and was tested positive for COVID-19. The police officer did not have close contact with members of the public during work and has no travel history over the past 14 days. He last attended work on August 25.
    Police are highly concerned about the case, and have the following messages for the public:
1. While awaiting further assessment and recommendations from the Department of Health (DH), colleagues that might have come into close contact with the police officer have been arranged to work from home and undergo tests for the virus with negative test results;
2. Police have deployed staff to clean and disinfect the working places of the police officer; and
3. Police have reminded all colleagues to maintain personal hygiene and reduce social contact to lower the risk of contracting and transmitting the virus, and that they should immediately report their cases and seek medical attention if they feel unwell.
     Police will liaise closely with the DH and proactively provide information such as the recent duty record and roster of the police officer concerned. Arrangements will be made for any close contacts to be conveyed to designated centres for quarantine.
Ends/Thursday, August 27, 2020
Issued at HKT 23:15
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