Police officer initially tests positive

July 23, 2020

Police today said a 36-year-old male officer posted to Traffic, New Territories South has preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19.


The officer felt unwell on July 21 and sought medical treatment at a hospital the following day. Preliminary results released on the evening of July 22 showed that he tested positive for the virus.


He had no travel history in the past 14 days and last attended work on July 20. He wore masks when coming into contact with the public.


Officers that might have come into close contact with the patient have been arranged to work from home and undergo virus tests.


Police have deployed staff to clean and disinfect the patient’s quarters as well as his office.


The force has also reminded officers to reduce social contact, pay attention to physical health and consult a doctor if they feel unwell.


Police will continue to communicate closely with the Department of Health and proactively provide the patient’s recent duty record and roster.


Arrangements will also be made for his close contacts to be sent to quarantine centres.

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