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A person visited the Extension Section at Wan Chai Immigration Tower tested preliminary positive for COVID-19
     Immigration Department (ImmD) today (March 11) said the department was notified by the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) this evening that an applicant had briefly visited the Extension Section on the fifth floor of the Immigration Tower yesterday had been tested preliminary positive for COVID-19.

     The person concerned approached the Extension Section for extension of stay formalities on the captioned date and briefly stayed there for less than 15 minutes. The ImmD had carried out thorough cleansing and sterilization in accordance with the CHP's advice.

     During the situation of COVID-19 infection, the department has been strictly implementing various disease prevention measures, including measuring the body temperature of and providing alcohol-based handrub to all persons before their entry into the building, providing employees with masks and other protective equipment, requiring employees to wear masks when performing duties, and stepping up the cleaning and sterilising measures for the working environment.

     The department will continue to maintain close liaison with the CHP, actively co-operate with CHP's quarantine arrangements and has also reminded its staff to pay attention to personal hygiene and stay vigilant. Staff have been reminded to seek medical advice and inform the department as soon as possible if feeling unwell.
Ends/Thursday, March 11, 2021
Issued at HKT 20:10
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