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Two police constables preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19
     A 32-year-old male police constable who is posted to the Police Tactical Units of the New Territories South Regional Headquarters and a 54-year-old female police constable who is posted to the District Intelligence Squad of Sau Mau Ping District, preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19. They were arranged for COVID-19 test. They were preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19 today (January 26). They have no travel history in the past 14 days. They wore face masks during their tour of duty. Their last working days were January 21 and 23 respectively.

     Police are highly concerned and have the following messages:

     (1) While awaiting further assessment and recommendation by the Department of Health (DH), all police officers and civilian staff who might have been in contact with the officers concerned have been arranged to undergo COVID-19 test as instructed by the DH;

     (2) All facilities in the office concerned have been sterilised;

     (3) All officers have been reminded to reduce social contact to minimise risks of infection, and to pay attention to physical health. If feeling unwell, they should consult a doctor and report the case immediately;

     (4) Police will deploy resources flexibly to ensure provision of policing services of the areas concerned remains unaffected.

     Police will maintain close communication with the DH and provide assistance in tracing the pathology, by proactively providing information such as the duty record and roster of the officers concerned. Arrangements will be made for close contacts to be conveyed to quarantine centres to undergo quarantine.
Ends/Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Issued at HKT 21:25
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