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Source: Hong Kong Information Services

Police and the Trade & Industry Department today both reported a preliminary positive COVID-19 case.

Police said a female civilian staff member who is posted to the Police Headquarters felt unwell on December 18 and sought medical treatment and underwent testing.

Preliminary results released yesterday showed she had tested positive for the virus.

She had no travel history over the past 14 days, wore a mask at work and her duties did not involve any contact with the public. She was last at work on December 16.

Police have deployed staff to clean and disinfect her work premises.

While awaiting further assessment and recommendations from the Department of Health, officers who might have come into close contact with the civilian staff member have been arranged to quarantine for observation and undergo a COVID-19 test.

The force will maintain close communication with the department.

A Trade & Industry Department trade assistant has also tested preliminarily positive for the virus.

The trade assistant works on 15/F, Trade & Industry Tower and performs administrative duties for the SME Export Marketing Fund. He also works on the 13/F and 19/F as needed.

The areas where he works are not open to the public and he does not have contact with the public while at work.

He had no recent travel history and last performed his duties on December 17. He wore surgical masks and his body temperature was normal during work.

His colleagues will be arranged to work from home and undergo virus testing. The workplaces concerned including the public areas will be fully cleaned and sterilised.

The department’s counter services will continue to be provided on December 22 under the special work arrangement.

MIL OSI Asia Pacific News