CE’s Office reports another preliminary infection

A cleaner who works at the Chief Executive’s Office on Friday tested preliminary positive for Covid-19.

It is the second such infection reported from Carrie Lam’s office in four days.

In a statement, the office said the contract cleaner last attended work on Friday morning.

It stressed she wore a face mask and followed social distancing rules during the course of her work, adding that she had not been in contact with the CE or members of the public while attending her duties.

The office added that thorough disinfection has been carried out, while staff have been reminded to maintain good personal hygiene and stay vigilant.

“If they feel unwell, they must see a doctor and inform the office,” a spokesperson said.

Separately, an information officer at the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau has tested preliminary positive for the virus.

The bureau said he attended a press conference at the government headquarters on Tuesday, when Financial Secretary Paul Chan spoke about the issuing of green bonds.

It said all officials who were at the presser have taken rapid tests, which came back negative.