The Department of Health (DH) today (January 13) said that its Yaumatei Maternal & Child Health Centre (MCHC) learnt that a COVID-19 patient had earlier visited the MCHC. The MCHC will be closed for thorough cleaning and disinfection tomorrow (January 14). Staff will contact affected clients to reschedule their service appointments.
â€‹The patient visited the Yaumatei MCHC on January 11 and was confirmed with COVID-19 infection today. The DH's Centre for Health Protection has initiated an epidemiological investigation on the case and relevant contact tracing are ongoing.
In view of the current epidemic situation, MCHC has stepped up infection control measures, including temperature screening before clinic entry, limiting number of accompanying carers etc. At present, all MCHC staff members are wearing mask at work and practising hand hygiene at all times. The DH is highly concerned about the COVID-19 situation and has reminded all staff again to maintain personal hygiene and be vigilant at all times. If feeling unwell, they should seek medical attention immediately.
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