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CEDB typist tests positive for COVID-19
     The Commerce and Economic Development Bureau (CEDB) learned that a Bureau typist has tested positive for COVID-19 on December 29.

     The typist is responsible for providing supporting services on the 23rd floor of the West Wing of the Central Government Offices in Tamar and does not have contact with members of the public in her daily work. She last performed her duties on December 17. She conducted COVID-19 testing on December 2 and 12 and the results were negative. She wore surgical masks while performing her duties and properly maintained social distancing with people she had contacted. Her body temperature was normal when undergoing temperature screening during work.

     The typist is a close contact of a positive case which was confirmed on December 25. She conducted a test on December 24 and the test result was negative.

     Cleaning and disinfection operations have been conducted at the concerned workplaces. In view of the positive testing result on December 29, the CEBD has arranged for colleagues on duty with the typist on December 17 to work from home. They will undergo COVID-19 testing.

     The CEDB has been concerned about the COVID-19 epidemic all along and has strictly implemented various disease prevention measures. The CEDB will continue to maintain close liaison with the Centre for Health Protection. It has also reminded its staff to pay attention to personal hygiene and stay vigilant, and if feeling unwell, to seek medical advice and inform the bureau as soon as possible.
Ends/Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Issued at HKT 11:08
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