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Cathay Pacific staff gathering sees 12 infected

Cathay Pacific staff gathering sees 12 infected

A Covid cluster involving 12 Cathay Pacific office workers has emerged after they attended a banquet early this month, according to sources.
Meanwhile, the airline stressed all personnel involved have not violated the city’s social distancing measures or the company’s anti-epidemic guidelines following an internal investigation.

It is understood that the 12 were among a number of office workers of the airline who attended a retirement banquet held at Nina Hotel Tsuen Wan West on July 5.

Responding to media inquiries, the airline confirmed that one of its employees tested positive for the coronavirus three days after attending the private banquet, followed by a few others who also tested positive in the next few days.

It noted that all cases were reported to the airline’s management, as well as health authorities in a timely manner, while relevant employees have been arranged to undergo quarantine.

An airline spokesperson said an internal investigation has confirmed that its employees who attended the banquet that day had followed the city’s social distancing measures and had not violated the company’s anti-epidemic guidelines.

However, the spokesperson did not go into details about the employees involved, nor did he reveal the departments the employees are from.

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