Did Indian clerk w/COVID-19 work at bank near World Wide? Dept of Health records dispute this
Health authorities said in a presscon on April 8 that an Indian clerk who worked at a Philippine bank tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Information has since then been shared on social media alleging that she worked at a remittance center near World Wide House in Central.
On April 9, however, local media said that the Centre for Health Protection has clarified that she worked for an Indian bank.
Records from the Department of Health also showed that the Indian clerk, case 961, also did not even go to buildings within the same vicinity as the World Wide House during the incubation period. She went instead to Li Po Chun Chambers.
One of the banks in Li Po Chun Chambers, Punjab National Bank, issued a notice on April 9 saying they will have to temporarily close due to “health conditions.”
Hong Kong reported its lowest number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection on April 9 at 13. The special administrative region now has 974 cases.