Govt reports 2 COVID-19 cases

July 26, 2020

The Social Welfare Department (SWD) today said that an Assistant Social Work Officer of its Information Systems & Technology Branch has tested positive for COVID-19.


The officer last worked in the office in Skyline Tower, Kowloon Bay on July 17. So far, no staff working there have developed symptoms or tested positive.


Meanwhile, a 48-year-old male police officer posted to Tuen Mun Division preliminarily tested positive for the virus. He last attended work on July 24.


Both patients had worn surgical masks when performing their tasks. Cleaning and disinfection of the places involved have been arranged.


Police and the SWD are highly concerned about the epidemic and will maintain close contact with the Department of Health to take follow up action as appropriate.

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