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Relevant Duty Areas Cleaned and Sanitised as Family Members of Airport Staff<br>Confirmed to be Infected with COVID-19

2020/07/27

(HONG KONG, 27 July 2020, 1500hrs)  –  Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) received two reports concerning family members of airport staff confirmed to be infected with COVID-19. To ensure the public health and safety of airport staff and passengers, the AA has arranged cleaning and disinfection in the areas where the concerned staff had conducted duties as well as the vicinity.

The AA was notified by AVSECO that a family member of an airport security staff was tested positive for COVID-19. The staff last reported duty on 25 July. He is not required to report duty while waiting to undergo COVID-19 test. AVSECO has also arranged other staff members who have worked in the same shift with the concerned staff to undergo the test. The AA has arranged deep cleaning and disinfection in the areas where the concerned AVSECO staff had conducted duties, including the new Automated People Mover Depot under construction and the staff channel on Level 7 of Terminal 1.

Separately, the AA was also notified by TenRen’s Tea that a family member of a staff working at its airport outlet was tested positive for COVID-19, while the concerned staff was tested negative. The staff last reported duty on 18 July. All staff of the airport outlet have been arranged to undergo COVID-19 test. To ensure public health and safety, the airport outlet of TenRen Tea has been closed for cleaning and disinfection, and will remain closed until 9 August. The AA has also arranged deep cleaning and disinfection in areas near the outlet.

The AA has stringent guidelines for airport service providers and contractors to ensure the public health safety of airport staff and passengers, including the requirement that all passengers must pass the temperature check before entering the terminal building and wear face masks. Cleaning and disinfection efforts in the terminal and passenger facilities have also been stepped up. Additional alcohol hand sanitizers are provided in various locations in the terminal. A disinfection channel is also available for frontline staff.

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