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Security guard employed by Housing Department contractor at Lai Yiu Estate tests positive for COVID-19
     The Housing Department last night (December 22) learned that a security guard employed by one of its contractors has tested positive for COVID-19. She is now in hospital for treatment.
     The security guard normally works on the night shift and is responsible for manning the ground floor guard counter of Wah Yiu House and the Security Control Room. She last performed duties on December 21, and was notified by the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) on the same day that she had tested positive for COVID-19.

     The security guard 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 security guard is not a resident of Lai Yiu Estate.
     The common areas of Wah Yiu House and the estate management office of Lai Yiu Estate have been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected in accordance with the guidelines of the CHP.
     The Housing Department 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 19:58
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