Temporary closure of FEHD’s Airport Food Inspection Office due to positive COVID-19 case involving staff member

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7th December 2022 – (Hong Kong) A spokesman for the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) today said that its Airport Food Inspection Office (AFIO) at South Office Block, Super Terminal 1, HACTL, has been temporarily closed this late afternoon for thorough cleaning and disinfection because a staff member of the FEHD received a positive result when undergoing a rapid antigen test for COVID-19. Services are expected to gradually resume later tonight after the completion of cleaning and disinfection work.

The staff member concerned is a workman of the FEHD and last performed duties today. The staff member has been wearing masks and following relevant disease prevention measures at work.

The FEHD has arranged thorough cleaning and disinfection work at relevant places in accordance with the Centre for Health Protection’s advice, and will arrange for the staff concerned to undergo COVID-19 testing. Importers seeking consignment clearances may proceed to the AFIOs located in Terminal 2, Asia Airfreight Terminal, Hong Kong International Airport, and in Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal, 3 Chun Wan Road.

 The FEHD has been strictly implementing disease prevention measures during the epidemic. Staff members are reminded to pay attention to personal hygiene and to stay vigilant. They should seek medical advice immediately if they develop symptoms of COVID-19.

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