Chief Executive of HKMA tests positive for COVID-19

The following is issued on behalf of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority:

     A spokesman for the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) said today (August 3) that the Chief Executive of the HKMA, Mr Eddie Yue, had tested positive for COVID-19 through a rapid antigen test. He is undergoing isolation in accordance with the guidelines of the Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health.

     Mr Yue last went to work on August 1. He wore masks and followed relevant disease prevention measures at work, including rapid antigen tests conducted regularly. He has no recent travel history.

     The HKMA has conducted a thorough cleaning and disinfection at the office concerned and will continue to implement disease prevention measures vigorously. All staff members have also been reminded to pay attention to personal hygiene and stay vigilant.

Ends/Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Issued at HKT 19:55