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Airport Works Contractor Staff Quarantined and Tested after Being Identified as Close Contacts of COVID-19 Patients<br>Relevant Working Areas Cleaned and Sanitised

2020/08/11

(HONG KONG, 11 August 2020, 1800hrs)  –  Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) received respective reports that a contractor staff employed for road works and a contractor staff working on the Three-runway System (3RS) project are being tested and under quarantine as they have been identified as close contacts of persons confirmed to have contracted COVID-19. To ensure the health and safety of staff, relevant persons will be tested for the virus while work areas will be cleaned and disinfected.

The AA was informed by road and drainage works contractor Wing Hing Construction Company Limited that a family member of a staff had been tested positive for COVID-19. The staff has been arranged to undergo quarantine and take the COVID-19 test, pending results. The staff last reported duty on 5 August. The site office on South Perimeter Road and the relevant working areas have been cleaned and disinfected. Contractor staff and AA staff who had been in contact with the concerned staff have been arranged to undergo COVID-19 test and wait for test results at home.

Another report was received from 3RS contractor ZHEC-CCCC-CDC Joint Venture that a contractor staff working at a 3RS fill material sorting facility in Tseung Kwan O has been quarantined as the staff had been in close contact with a person who is confirmed to be infected with COVID-19. The staff last reported duty on 9 August. Staff from the AA, contractor and subcontractor who had contact with the staff have been tested for COVID-19 and will wait for results at home. Works at the site have been suspended, and relevant areas have been cleaned and disinfected. The contractor requires its workers to take their body temperature daily and wear a mask at work at all times. 

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

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