More govt services disrupted by Covid outbreak

Hongkong Post said on Thursday that five of its post offices were closed from Thursday because some of their counter staff tested preliminary positive of Covid-19.

It said the Happy Valley Post Office, Granville Road Post Office, Mei Lam Post Office, Ma On Shan Post Office and Sha Kok Post Office will reopen on March 1.

Hongkong Post said the staff members worked behind partitions and were wearing masks at all times while on duty. It said all postal staff members concerned would undergo Covid-19 tests, and all the facilities and mail items will be thoroughly cleaned and dissinfected.

Besides, Choi Hung Chuen Post Office will be closed from Friday for three days as it is located at Kam Wah House in Choi Hung Estate, which is included in a compulsory testing notice.

Meanwhile, the Labour Department said occupational health public talks scheduled to be held in March have been cancelled due to the latest epidemic situation.

The Department of Health said four of its dental clinics were closed for disinfection after staff members were found to be positive of Covid-19.

The MacLehose Dental Centre, Tang Shiu Kin Dental Clinic, West Kowloon Government Offices Dental Clinic and Ha Kwai Chung Government Dental Clinic will suspend services for thorough cleaning and disinfection.

Staff have contacted affected clients to reschedule their service appointments.

In a statement, the department said the infected staff members had worn appropriate personal protective equipment while performing duties, and the Centre for Health Protection had initiated an epidemiological investigation.

Last updated: 2022-02-24 HKT 20:45