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Cleaning worker employed by Housing Department contractor at Kwai Shing East Estate tests positive for COVID-19
     The Housing Department (HD) today (December 23) learned that a cleaning worker employed by one of its contractors has tested positive for COVID-19. She is now in hospital for treatment.
     After a security guard of Kwai Shing East Estate tested positive for COVID-19 earlier, the HD arranged for all security guards, cleaning workers and estate management office (EMO) staff of the estate to take the test and the cleaning worker tested positive.
     The cleaning worker is responsible for refuse collection at Shing Ka House. She last performed duties on December 18. The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) notified her today that she had tested positive for COVID-19.

     The cleaning worker has no recent travel history. She has been wearing a face mask and observing relevant disease prevention measures at work. When performing duties, she has been undergoing temperature checks and her body temperature was normal.

     The cleaning worker is also a tenant residing at Shing Ka House of the estate.

     Thorough cleaning and disinfection of the common areas of Shing Ka House and the EMO of Kwai Shing East Estate has been completed in accordance with the guidelines of the CHP.
     The HD will continue to keep up close liaison with the CHP and co-operate with its quarantine work.
Ends/Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Issued at HKT 19:54
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