Govt reports COVID-19 cases

July 25, 2020

The Highways Department today said that a consultant's resident site engineer working under the Central Kowloon Route - Yau Ma Tei East contract tested positive for COVID-19.


The engineer last worked on July 24. Being a close contact of a COVID-19 patient, he underwent testing and was notified that he tested positive for the virus. He is in hospital for isolated treatment and in a stable condition.


Meanwhile, a customs officer and a Sheung Shui Slaughterhouse worker have preliminarily tested positive for the virus.


The infected customs officer, posted to the Customs Marine Base on Stonecutters Island who mainly performs logistic duties, last worked from July 19 to 20, the Customs & Excise Department said.


The infected slaughterhouse worker, handling livestock sundry duties at the lairage area there, last performed duties on July 23, the Food & Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) said.


The three departments said the patients had worn surgical masks when performing their tasks. Thorough cleaning and disinfection of the places involved have been arranged.


The slaughterhouse, attaching great importance to meeting biosecurity requirements and ensuring good indoor ventilation, has conducted regular thorough cleaning and disinfection every day according to the daily clearance arrangement, the FEHD added.

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