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Source: Hong Kong Government special administrative region

DH’s Oral Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental Clinic of Queen Mary Hospital underwent disinfection
DH’s Oral Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental Clinic of Queen Mary Hospital underwent disinfection
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     The Department of Health announced today (December 12) that its Oral Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental Clinic of Queen Mary Hospital learned that a patient who tested positive for COVID-19 had visited the clinic for treatment yesterday (December 11) and has arranged a thorough cleaning and disinfection for the clinic.     The client visited the clinic on yesterday morning and had a mask on while waiting for treatment. The client was subsequently tested positive for the COVID-19 infection in the afternoon. The staff attending were wearing masks with suitable protective equipment. At present, no staff members have developed symptoms, nor are confirmed cases at the clinic. Upon notification, the QMH immediately arranged a thorough cleaning and disinfection for the clinic on the same night, and the procedure was completed.     In view of the current epidemic situation, dental clinics have stepped up infection control measures, including temperature screening for all visitors before clinic entry and conducting a health declaration. Dental services have been strictly implementing various disease prevention measures during the epidemic, which include providing employees with masks and other protective equipment, and stepping up cleaning and sanitising measures of the clinics. All dental services’ staff members are wearing masks at work and practising hand hygiene at all times. The DH is highly concerned about the COVID-19 situation and has reminded all staff again to maintain personal hygiene and be vigilant at all times.

 
Ends/Saturday, December 12, 2020Issued at HKT 19:40

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