LCSD-outsourced library worker tests positive for COVID-19

     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) today (January 7) said that an outsourced library worker has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

     The outsourced library worker performs duties at the Shui Wo Street Public Library (SWSPL) in Kwun Tong District. She last performed duties on December 28 and all public libraries have been temporarily closed since December 10. She had been identified as a close contact of a confirmed case and was tested for COVID-19. She was notified yesterday (January 6) that she had tested positive for COVID-19.

     The worker concerned has no recent travel history. She has been wearing surgical masks when performing duties and her body temperature was normal when undergoing temperature screening during work.

     The LCSD has arranged thorough cleaning and sterilisation at the relevant floors and all public facilities of the SWSPL according to guidelines provided by the Centre for Health Protection (CHP).     
     The LCSD is highly concerned about the COVID-19 epidemic and will continue to maintain close liaison with the CHP. Staff are reminded to pay attention to personal hygiene and to stay vigilant. They should seek medical advice immediately if feeling unwell.

Ends/Thursday, January 7, 2021
Issued at HKT 18:00