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Person who visited Immigration Tower in Wan Chai tests preliminary positive for COVID-19
     The Immigration Department (ImmD) today (March 12) said the department was notified by the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) this evening that a person who briefly visited the second floor of Immigration Tower in Wan Chai on March 9 has tested preliminary positive for COVID-19.

     The person concerned visited Immigration Tower to submit forms on the above date and briefly stayed there for less than five minutes. The ImmD carried out thorough cleaning and sterilisation 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 and actively co-operate with the 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/Friday, March 12, 2021
Issued at HKT 18:35
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