Dental centre reports virus case

January 31, 2021

The Department of Health today said a contract staff member working in its MacLehose Dental Centre in Wan Chai has preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19.


The staff member is a contract system analyst who last performed his duties on January 26. His body temperature was normal during screening at work.


He wore a surgical mask while performing his duties, did not have contact with the public and properly maintained social distancing.


The analyst was transferred to a quarantine centre on January 28 as his household contact was confirmed with COVID-19. He developed symptoms on January 30 and his preliminary test result was positive.


The department has arranged virus testing for all relevant staff and will arrange for them to work from home until their test results are available.


It will also arrange thorough cleaning and disinfection of the office floor concerned.

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