Engineer of Transport Department tests positive for COVID-19

     The Transport Department (TD) today (December 29) learnt that an engineer has tested positive for COVID-19.

     The officer concerned works on 10/F, South Tower, West Kowloon Government Offices, 11 Hoi Ting Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon. The floor concerned is not open to the public. He last performed duties on December 22.

     He has no recent travel history, and has been wearing facial masks when performing duties. He followed relevant disease prevention measures at work. This case is believed to be associated with his previously infected family member. The TD 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 on December 30.

     During the pandemic, the TD 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. Staff have been reminded to pay attention to personal hygiene and to stay vigilant. They should seek medical advice immediately if feeling unwell.

     The TD will continue to maintain close liaison with the CHP and co-operate with its quarantine work.

Ends/Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Issued at HKT 21:20