Hong Kong Airport Services Ltd (HAS) was notified that a staff member has been preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19 at noon on 14 August 2020. The company has notified the Airport Authority Hong Kong and relevant authorities, as well as staff via intranet immediately. It is our understanding that the individual lives with a family member who was diagnosed with COVID-19 and the index staff did not develop symptoms when performing duties.
The individual stationed at baggage hall at the Passenger Terminal basement. They wore a surgical mask when performing their duties and do not required physical contact with customers. The individual was on leave between 2 – 10 August and last reported to work on 11 August.
As a precaution, all co-workers who had been in close contact with the staff have been placed off duty and will take throat saliva tests. HAS has arranged thorough cleaning and disinfection of duty offices, rest room and locker room. The company has also notified the Airport Authority Hong Kong the places where the index staff had visited on the last reported duty day.
The health and safety of all working parties is of paramount importance. We will continue to provide regular updates. All staff members are required to wear a face mask and conducted temperature checks. We always remind all staff to maintain good personal hygiene and advise them to seek medical advice immediately if they feel unwell.