20th February 2020 – (Hong Kong) Maxim’s Catering announced today that two of their staff working at Peking Garden Restaurant in MOKO Mall and Alexandra House in Central were infected with the novel coronavirus. Both of them are currently being treated in hospital. Both of them participated in the family hotpot gathering at Lento Party Room in Kwun Tong on 26th January.
A spokesperson for Maxim’s Catering group announced that they have increased frequency of cleaning and disinfection in all its branches, and employees must strictly abide by stringent hygiene measures to ensure a safe working and dining environment. The Group requires all branch employees to wear masks and measure their body temperature twice a day during work. If they have a fever or feel unwell, they must seek medical treatment as soon as possible and stay at home to rest. In addition, the company has suspended all business trips and meetings to and from the Mainland and other countries, and all employees are required to declare travel records. Employees who have travelled to and from the Mainland must quarantine themselves for 14 days after returning to Hong Kong.
The spokesperson also pointed out that as a precautionary measure to safeguard the health other colleagues, all employees of the two branches have been arranged to self-isolate at home for at least 14 days, and the company will closely follow up their health conditions. The two branches have been suspended for 14 days and they were thoroughly cleaned and disinfected last night. All unopened or processed foods have been discarded to ensure sanitation and the Center for Health Protection has been notified to follow up on the incident.