Central, Yuen Long branches of LBC closed as precaution after confirmed Covid-19 case

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The outside of LBC in Worldwide House on March 2.

The LBC Express branches in Yuen Long and Central are closed until further notice after a cashier tested positive for Covid-19.

In a statement on Monday, LBC said the rest of their team members are under quarantine and will undergo testing.

The concerned branches will undergo disinfection and sanitation. Other branches in North Point, Hung Hom, Lik Sang, and the Kwun Tong Warehouse will stay open, the statement said.

The 23-year-old Filipino cashier who lives in Tsuen Wan reportedly worked in the Yuen Long branch during his infectious period. He last went to work on Feb. 26 when he developed a sore throat, cough, and headache, the Centre for Health Protection earlier said.

He is among the 14 confirmed Covid-19 cases today. His case was classified as a local transmission with no traceable origin, along with four others: a secretary, a part-time teacher, a security guard, and a camera repair technician.

The remaining six local cases are previously linked to other infections. Four of them were related to the K11 MUSEA Mr. Ming’s Chinese Dining cluster, bringing the total number of cases there to 48.

 The CHP also reported the three imported cases are two arrivals from Indonesia—both females—and another arrival from Pakistan.

Hong Kong has now recorded 11,020 coronavirus cases to date.

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