Temporary closure of FEHD’s Airport Food Inspection Offices after staff member tests positive for COVID-19


13th August 2022 – (Hong Kong)  ​A spokesman for the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) today said that its Airport Food Inspection Offices (AFIOs) in South Office Block, Super Terminal 1, HACTL, and Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal, 3 Chun Wan Road, Hong Kong International Airport have been temporarily closed this afternoon for thorough cleaning and disinfection because a staff member of the FEHD received a positive result when undergoing COVID-19 testing. Services are expected to gradually resume later today after the completion of cleaning and disinfection work.

 The staff member concerned is a health inspector of the FEHD and last performed duties on August 12. 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 AFIO located at Terminal 2, Asia Airfreight Terminal.

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.

HKSAR Govt Press Release