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FEHD clerical assistant tests positive for COVID-19
     A spokesman for the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) today (March 10) said that a clerical assistant of the FEHD received a positive result after undergoing a COVID-19 rapid antigen test.

     The staff member works in the FEHD's Airport Food Inspection Office (AFIO) at Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal, 3 Chun Wan Road, and in Terminal 2, Asia Airfreight Terminal, and last performed duties on March 9. The staff member has been wearing masks and followed relevant disease prevention measures at work.

     The FEHD will conduct thorough cleaning and disinfection work at relevant places in accordance with the Centre for Health Protection's advice, and will arrange for staff concerned to undergo COVID-19 testing. The FEHD's AFIO at the abovementioned locations will be temporarily closed this afternoon. Service is expected to gradually resume tonight after the completion of cleaning and disinfection work. Importers seeking consignment clearances may proceed to the AFIO located on 4/F at South Office Block, Super Terminal 1, HACTL, Hong Kong International Airport.

     The FEHD 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 they develop symptoms of COVID-19.
Ends/Thursday, March 10, 2022
Issued at HKT 12:38
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