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Horticulture staff officer of Housing Department tests positive for COVID-19
     The Housing Department today (November 23) learnt that a staff officer of its Horticulture Unit has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). She is staying at a hospital for treatment.
     The officer concerned works on the sixth floor of Block 1 at the Hong Kong Housing Authority Headquarters in Ho Man Tin. The floor concerned is not a public floor and is not open to the public. She last performed duties on November 20.
     She has no recent travel history, and has been wearing facial masks when performing duties. She followed relevant disease prevention measures at work. The department will continue to closely co-operate with the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) on disease prevention measures. The workplace of the officer concerned, including the common areas, will be fully cleaned and sterilised in accordance with the guidelines of the CHP.
     During the pandemic, the department has been strictly implementing various disease prevention measures, including measuring the body temperature of people entering the buildings, providing facial masks and other personal protective equipment for staff, and requesting staff to wear facial masks when in contact with others and at public places. Cleaning and sterilising measures for the working environment of the department have also been stepped up.
     The department will continue to maintain close liaison with the CHP and co-operate with its quarantine work.
Ends/Monday, November 23, 2020
Issued at HKT 15:00
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