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Security guard employed by Housing Department contractor at Lai On Estate tests positive for COVID-19
     The Housing Department last night (January 21) learned that a security guard employed by one of its contractors at Lai On Estate has tested positive for COVID-19. She is now in hospital for treatment.
     The security guard normally works on the middle shift of the roster and is responsible for patrolling at Lai On Estate. She last performed duties on January 20, and was notified by the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) yesterday 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 On Estate.
     The common areas, the security control room and estate management office of Lai On Estate have been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected in accordance with the guidelines of the CHP.
     The Housing Department will continue its close liaison with the CHP and co-operate with its quarantine work.
Ends/Friday, January 22, 2021
Issued at HKT 11:40
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