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SWD staff member tests preliminarily positive for COVID-19
     The Social Welfare Department (SWD) today (February 9) said that a staff member of the Finance Branch has tested preliminarily positive for COVID-19.

     The staff member had no contact with members of the public in her daily work. She worked on the 8th floor of Wu Chung House and performed duties today. She had been wearing a mask when performing duties. Her body temperature was normal when undergoing temperature screening during work.

     A thorough cleaning and disinfection has been arranged at the premises concerned. All staff of the same floor will undergo COVID-19 testing and work from home while waiting for the results. The SWD will maintain close contact with the Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health to take follow-up action as appropriate. The SWD offices on the 8th floor of Wu Chung House will be closed temporarily. Reopening arrangements will be announced later.

     During the pandemic, the department has been strictly implementing various disease prevention measures, including measuring the body temperature of people entering the office and providing masks and other personal protective equipment for staff. Staff members are reminded to pay attention to personal hygiene and to stay vigilant. They should seek medical advice immediately if feeling unwell.
Ends/Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Issued at HKT 16:30
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