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Source: Hong Kong Information Services

The Commerce & Economic Development Bureau today said a typist has tested positive for COVID-19.

The typist is responsible for providing supporting services on the 23rd floor of the West Wing at the Central Government Offices in Tamar.

She last worked on December 17 and had no contact with the public in her daily duties.

The typist wore masks, properly maintained social distancing and her body temperature was normal when undergoing temperature screening while at work.

She underwent COVID-19 testing on December 2 and 12 and the results were negative.

The typist tested positive for the virus on December 29 after learning she is a close contact of a positive case which was confirmed on December 25.

Colleagues on duty with the typist on December 17 have been arranged to work from home and will undergo virus testing.

Cleaning and disinfection have been conducted at the workplaces concerned.

The bureau said it will maintain close liaison with the Centre for Health Protection.

It also reminded its staff to pay attention to personal hygiene and seek medical advice as soon as possible when feeling unwell.

MIL OSI Asia Pacific News