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Cleansing arrangements stepped up at LCSD facilities to ensure hygiene

     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department announced today (September 29) that a lifeguard working at Wan Chai Swimming Pool was confirmed to have infected with human swine influenza. He developed flu symptoms on September 25 and has been on sick leave since September 26.

     The department said that the concerned staff member would only resume duty upon full recovery. It had also informed staff of the venue about the condition of the concerned staff member and notified the public by posting notices at the venue.

     Operation of the venue remains normal. Staff are advised to seek medical consultation if they have any flu symptoms. Cleaning and disinfection of the public areas in the venue, the concerned staff member's work areas and commonly touched surfaces have been arranged to prevent the spread of the disease.

Ends/Tuesday, September 29, 2009

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