The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) today (August 12) said that a library staff has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The library staff concerned works at 10/F of the Hong Kong Central Library (HKCL) in Wan Chai District. She last performed duties on August 6. All facilities of the library have been temporarily closed since July 15. As she had been identified as a close contact of a confirmed case, she was sent to a quarantine centre and was tested for COVID-19. She was notified today that she had tested positive.
The library staff concerned has no recent travel history. She has been wearing surgical masks when performing duties. Her body temperature was normal when undergoing temperature screening during work.
The LCSD will arrange thorough cleaning and sterilisation at the relevant floor and all public facilities of the HKCL according to guidelines provided by the Centre for Health Protection (CHP).
The LCSD is highly concerned about the COVID-19 epidemic and will continue to maintain close liaison with the CHP. Staff are reminded to pay attention to personal hygiene and to stay vigilant. They should seek medical advice immediately if feeling unwell.
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