Seven AMS members test positive or preliminary positive for COVID-19

     From February 9 to February 11, seven Auxiliary Medical Service (AMS) members have tested positive or preliminary positive for COVID-19.

     Those seven members worked in Dorsett Kwun Tong hotel quarantine centre, Penny's Bay Quarantine Centre and AMS Headquarters respectively. They wore personal protective equipment and strictly followed infection control measures while performing duties.

     In consideration of public health and hygiene, the AMS has immediately arranged thorough cleaning and disinfection of the areas where the members stayed. Furthermore, the AMS already notified the Centre for Health Protection of the incident. While awaiting further assessment, the personnel who may have close contact with those members were all arranged to undergo testing as suggested. Those members tested positive or preliminary positive suspended their duties temporarily.

     Some frontline services may be slightly affected due to the above cases. The AMS will flexibly deploy manpower to minimise the impact.

     During the pandemic, the AMS has been strictly implementing various disease prevention measures, including requiring personnel to wear face masks when in contact with others and at public places, maintaining social distancing and stepping up cleaning and disinfection. The AMS has reminded all staff to redouble the efforts to observe personal hygiene.

Ends/Saturday, February 12, 2022
Issued at HKT 21:20