A cargo terminal worker at Hong Kong International Airport was diagnosed last Friday (8th) involving the L452R mutant virus strain and was classified as a local case of unknown origin.
The Center for Health Protection pointed out today (14) that another environmental sample tested positive for the virus in the HACTL main building lounge where the patient worked. People in the lounge need to be reviewed and must be tested tomorrow (15th).
▼Hactl employee diagnosed ▼
The Center for Health Protection recently collected environmental samples from HACTL at the patient’s work site. A sample from the handle of a microwave oven in the staff lounge tested positive. At that time, the center had recommended that the staff lounge be closed and re-sterilized. People who use microwave ovens need to be quarantined.
List of mandatory inspections on October 14
The center announced today that another sample in the lounge has tested positive. Therefore, it requires anyone who has been in Room RJ0M2 on the M floor of the main building of Hong Kong International Airport Super Terminal 1 between September 30 and October 14 (including but not (Limited to full-time, part-time and substitute employees and visitors), must be tested on or before tomorrow (15th), even those who have been tested or completed vaccination between the 12th and 14th of this month must also comply with the mandatory testing announcement Provisions.
The 48-year-old male patient (Case #12258) worked night shift at the airport's Super Terminal 1, mainly responsible for unloading and inspecting goods, and would come into contact with foreign goods. The freighter came from the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and other places. He was mainly flying Someone wears masks and wears gloves to carry cargo. It mainly involves frozen fruits and sometimes enters the aircraft. It does not rule out contact with foreign crew members carrying the virus.
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