Hongkong Post said today (February 16) that a postman has tested preliminarily positive for COVID-19 rapid test.
The postman works in the General Post Office in Central and last performed duties on February 15. He is responsible for checking of mail items posted at counter and posting box collection. He underwent temperature screening when attending work and his body temperature was normal. He was wearing a mask while on duty.
Upon notification of the case, Hongkong Post arranged for all co-workers of the postman to undergo COVID-19 testing and thorough cleaning and disinfection of all the facilities and mail items of the office pursuant to the guidelines set out by the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH).
The General Post Office in Central and its iPostal Station and Post Office Box Lobby will be closed from today to February 17. Members of the public can access postal services at Sheung Wan Post Office (1/F, West Exchange Tower, 322-324 Des Voeux Road Central) or Wyndham Street Post Office (G/F, Hoseinee House, 69 Wyndham Street) nearby. For bulk posting, members of the public can go to the Bulk Acceptance Counter at Central Mail Centre (1 Wang Chin Street, Kowloon Bay). Hongkong Post apologises for the inconvenience caused. For enquiries, members of the public may call the Hongkong Post enquiry hotline at 2921 2222.
Hongkong Post will continue to implement measures for social distancing and infection control at all postal facilities to safeguard the health of staff and the public, and maintain close liaison with the CHP of the DH. Staff members are also reminded to take note of their personal hygiene and stay vigilant at all times, and are advised to seek medical advice immediately in case of feeling unwell.