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Staff of Baggage Project Contractor Tested Positive Preliminarily for Covid-19<br>Relevant Areas Will Be Disinfected

2020/07/25

(HONG KONG, 25 July 2020, 2300hrs)  –  Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) has been notified by Siemens JEC Consortium, contractor of the airport’s airside automated arrival baggage delivery project, that a staff has been tested positive preliminarily for COVID-19. It is understood that the staff had been on sick leave for a week since he last reported duty on 18 July. The office and work site that the staff had been to, as well as the baggage hall at the basement in the restricted area will be cleaned and sanitised.

More than 10 AA staff members who had been in contact with the contractor staff concerned will be arranged to undergo COVID-19 test and work from home while waiting for test results. The works of the baggage delivery project has been suspended until 28 July.

The AA has stringent guidelines for airport service providers and contractors to ensure the public health safety of airport staff and passengers.

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