Innovation and Technology Secretary Alfred Sit Wing-hang will work from home until Feb. 26 after Undersecretary David Chung Wai-keung tested positive for Covid-19.
Chung tested positive on Tuesday when all staff at the Office of Innovation and Technology underwent testing. This was after two drivers serving the office were infected.
Chung works on the 20th floor of the west wing of the central government offices. He last went to work on February 18 and had no travel records. He wore a mask at work and complied with anti-epidemic measures.
The office has thoroughly cleaned and disinfected the office and made arrangements for affected staff to be tested.
Sit tested negative with rapid test kit and nucleic acid test. After consulting with the Ministry of Health, he would stay at home for seven days since his last contact with Chung – that is until February 26.
Separately, Federation of Trade Unions lawmaker Alice Mak Mei-kuen tested positive for Covid-19 after taking a rapid test on Wednesday morning.
Mak said on her social media page that she is currently doing well and can still work from home.
“One of my family members who does not live with me tested positive earlier, our family immediately isolated themselves at home and did rapid tests daily,” Mak wrote.
She added that she had already handed over her deep throat saliva sample for further testing and would strictly follow the Ministry of Health’s requirements for home isolation.
Earlier this month, accounting sector lawmaker Edmund Wong Chun-sek of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong also tested positive for Covid-19. He was quarantined at home and tested negative on Monday.