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Assistant clerk of works of Independent Checking Unit under Office of Permanent Secretary for Transport and Housing (Housing) tests positive for COVID-19
     The Transport and Housing Bureau today (January 22) learned that an assistant clerk of works of the Independent Checking Unit (ICU) under the Office of the Permanent Secretary for Transport and Housing (Housing) has tested positive for COVID-19. He is staying at a hospital for treatment.
     He worked on the fourth floor of Lung Cheung Office Block (LCOB) in Wong Tai Sin, and the office is not open to the public. He had been wearing masks and following relevant disease prevention measures at work. He did not have contact with members of the public recently while performing duties. He last worked in the office on January 20.
     The offices on the fourth floor of LCOB have been fully cleaned and sterilised in accordance with the guidelines of the Centre for Health Protection (CHP). Staff and employees of the outsourced contractor working on the same floor and staff who have close work contact with the infected person have been arranged to undergo viral tests.
     The ICU will continue to maintain close liaison with the CHP and co-operate with its disease prevention measures and quarantine work.
Ends/Friday, January 22, 2021
Issued at HKT 18:53
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