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FSD fireman tests preliminarily positive for COVID-19
     The Fire Services Department (FSD) said today (February 7) that a fireman serving at Ap Lei Chau Fire Station has tested preliminarily positive for COVID-19. The FSD has been following up on the case with the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health and is waiting for further instructions from the CHP.

     The fireman last performed duties on February 3. He did not have high risk contact with members of the public while at work. He wore masks and followed the relevant disease prevention measures at work. The FSD has arranged a thorough cleaning and disinfection at the premises concerned and in the vicinity, in accordance with the CHP's advice, and has maintained close liaison with the CHP in taking appropriate follow-up actions.

     The FSD has made arrangements on staff deployment to ensure that relevant services are not affected.

     The FSD has been strictly implementing disease prevention measures during the epidemic. Staff members are reminded to pay attention to personal hygiene and to stay vigilant. They should seek medical advice immediately if feeling unwell.
Ends/Monday, February 7, 2022
Issued at HKT 12:05
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