Non-resident worker defined as indirect close contact tests negative for Covid-19

A non-resident worker who had been classified as a close contact with a person to someone who was in close proximity with a confirmed COVID-19 case in Guangzhou tested negative for the novel coronavirus or any antibodies, health authorities indicated.

The person in question had shared the same train carriage with a non-resident Macau worker and the close contact person in Guangzhou on June 4.

A nucleic acid test on June 10 was negative and again on June 13, with a low risk of infection and transmission.

However, health authorities considered that since the ‘KIRIN PALACE CANTONESE CUSINE’ Restaurant where the man works is a dining establishment with a large number of customers that do not wear masks while taking meals it was decided to apply stronger preventive measures to those previously categorised as cases of indirect close contact.

This secondary close contact person will have to undergo medical observation for a period of 14 days from the date of the last close contact, and one more nucleic acid test is required before completing his medical observation.

Co-workers and those who live with this person in close contact via the secondary route need to undergo a nucleic acid test with their health code converted to yellow. In addition, another nucleic acid test will be carried out from June 16th to 17th, and if the result is negative, the health code will be reconverted to green.

Customers who have been present at this dining establishment should take their body temperature every day, and seek medical advice immediately if they experience symptoms of malaise.

The KIRIN PALACE CANTONESE CUSINE restaurant is temporarily closed and can only be reopened after complete cleaning and disinfection.