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Airport Security Staff Confirmed Infected with COVID-19<br>Relevant Areas Cleaned and Disinfected

2020/08/05

(HONG KONG, 5 August 2020, 1700hrs)  –  Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) has been notified by Aviation Security Company Limited (AVSECO) that a staff was tested positive for COVID-19. Earlier the staff participated in the COVID-19 test provided by the Department of Health (DH) for airport staff as she resides in a district with high infection numbers. The staff last reported duty on 3 August and worked at security check area at the entrance of restricted area in Terminal 1 of the airport. Her work area, as well as the AVSECO rest room and locker area have been cleaned and disinfected.

Three AVSECO staff members are identified as close contacts by the DH, and will undergo quarantine under DH's arrangements. AVSECO has also arranged for staff working in the same team as the infected staff to undergo COVID-19 test and those who had contact with the infected staff are to wait for the results at home.

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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