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A male Police Sergeant preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19
     After three police officers, who are posted to the Airport Police District, tested positive for the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) earlier, officers in close contact with them have been arranged to home quarantine. During the quarantine period, a 44-year-old male Sergeant from the Airport Police District felt unwell yesterday (December 10) and was admitted to hospital for further assessment. Preliminary results released today (December 11) showed that he tested positive for COVID-19. He had no travel history over the past 14 days and wore face masks all the time while coming in contact with members of the public during his tour of duty. He last attended work on December 7.

     Police are highly concerned and have the following messages for the public:

     (1) While awaiting further assessment and recommendations from the Department of Health (DH), officers that might have come into close contact with the police officer have been arranged to quarantine for observation and undergo tests for the virus;

     (2) Police have deployed staff to clean and disinfect the premises where the officer works in;

     (3) Police have reminded officers to maintain personal hygiene and reduce social contact to minimise the risk of infection. They should immediately report their cases and consult a doctor if they feel unwell; and

     (4) Police will deploy resources flexibly to ensure the provision of emergency services remains unaffected.

     Police will continue to maintain close communication 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 close contacts to be conveyed to quarantine centres to undergo quarantine.
Ends/Friday, December 11, 2020
Issued at HKT 9:26
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