The Housing Department today said a principal technical officer has tested positive for COVID-19.


The officer worked on the seventh floor of Block 3 at the Hong Kong Housing Authority Headquarters in Ho Man Tin. The floor concerned is not open to the public.


He last performed duties on August 13. While on duty he wore facial masks and followed relevant disease prevention measures.


He is now being treated at a hospital.


His workplace, including common areas, has been fully cleaned and sterilised in accordance with the Centre for Health Protection guidelines.


The department emphasised that it will maintain close liaison with the centre on disease prevention measures and co-operate with its quarantine work.