Hongkong Post said today (March 7) that as some postal staff members have been confirmed as having COVID-19, General Post Office and Yuen Long Post Office are closed today. Sai Ying Pun Post Office, Causeway Bay Post Office, Tai Koo Shing Post Office, Tai Kok Tsui Post Office and Shek Wu Hui Post Office are closed until March 8. Also, Chuk Yuen Post Office, Leung King Post Office and Peng Chau Post Office are closed until March 9.
The postal staff members concerned underwent temperature screening when attending work and their body temperature was normal. They were wearing masks while on duty.
Upon notification of the cases, Hongkong Post arranged for all postal staff members concerned to undergo COVID-19 testing and thorough cleaning and disinfection of all the facilities and mail items of the premises pursuant to the guidelines set out by the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH).
Members of the public can access postal services at other nearby post offices in the districts. For the locations of the post offices, please refer to the following link: www.hongkongpost.hk/en/about_us/network/post_offices/index.html#list. 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.