Acting Senior Taxation Officer of Inland Revenue Department preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19

     The Inland Revenue Department today (January 30) learnt that an acting Senior Taxation Officer who works on the 13th floor of Revenue Tower has preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19.
     The officer felt unwell on January 27 and underwent testing for COVID-19 on the following day.  She has preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday (January 29).  The officer concerned is responsible for internal clerical work without the need to have contacts with the public.  She had worn masks and followed relevant disease prevention measures at work.  She last worked in the office on January 28. There is no service counter for members of the public on the 13th floor.

     The department has completed thorough cleaning and sterilisation on the 13th floor of Revenue Tower in accordance with the Centre for Health Protection's (CHP) advice, and will arrange for staff of that floor to undergo COVID-19 testing.

     During the situation of COVID-19 infection, the department has been strictly implementing disease prevention measures.  The department will continue to maintain close liaison with the CHP, actively co-operate with the CHP's quarantine arrangements and remind its staff to pay attention to personal hygiene and stay vigilant.

Ends/Sunday, January 30, 2022
Issued at HKT 20:30