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Source: Hong Kong Information Services

The ​Environmental Protection Department said it has arranged voluntary COVID-19 testing for frontline staff and relevant personnel of works projects’ contractors on December 15 and 16.

It plans to arrange further testing for them about two weeks later.

The works projects include Integrated Waste Management Facilities Phase 1, Organic Resources Recovery Centre Phase 2 and the South East New Territories Landfill Extension, covering about 1,000 staff.

Additionally, the department will arrange two more rounds of virus testing on December 21 and January 11 for frontline staff of the WEEE•PARK operator who may have come into contact with members of the public while collecting waste electrical and electronic equipment.

Those staff members underwent testing arranged by the department and operator earlier and all their specimens tested negative.

The department added that no personal particulars will be indicated on specimen sample bottles. Specimens will also be destroyed after completion of the testing.

MIL OSI Asia Pacific News