January 25, 2021

On 25 January 2021, we were informed of a confirmed case of COVID-19 infection concerning a student from the Faculty of Engineering (reported as a close contact case on 24 January). The confirmed case was tested positive earlier today. The student visited Haking Wong building on 14 and 21 January, Innovation Wing on 15 and 19 January, and Swire Canteen on 21 January. Additional cleaning and disinfection have been carried out in the affected areas.

(Last updated on January 25, 2021, 11:45pm)

December 28, 2020

On 28 December 2020, we were informed of a confirmed case of COVID-19 infection concerning a student from the Faculty of Social Sciences. The confirmed case was tested positive on 26 December and had not returned to campus since late October.

(Last updated on December 28, 2020, 5:45pm)

November 30, 2020

On 30 November, we were informed of a confirmed case of COVID-19 infection concerning an HKU student. The student was tested positive for COVID-19 upon returning from overseas and was immediately hospitalized. The student had not been to campus since returning to Hong Kong.

(Last updated on December 1, 2020, 12:30pm)

November 27, 2020

On 27 November 2020, we were informed of a confirmed case of COVID-19 infection concerning a student from the Faculty of Architecture (reported as a close contact case on November 24). The confirmed case was tested positive on 27 November. The student last visited Knowles Building on 20 November and had direct contact with six other students. All people had been wearing face masks, and social distancing and use of alcohol rub were strictly followed at all times. Additional cleaning and disinfection have been carried out in the affected areas.

(Last updated on November 27, 2020, 9pm)

November 11, 2020

On 11 November 2020, we were informed by the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of a confirmed case of COVID-19 infection concerning a visitor who had been to Café 330 and Meng Wah Complex recently.

Additional cleaning and disinfection have been arranged at both locations, while Café 330 has decided to close its outlet until 16 November 2020 as an extra precautionary measure.

(Last updated on November 11, 2020, 6pm)

September 17, 2020

On 17 September 2020, an HKU staff member working in a laboratory in the Medical Campus was found to be infected with COVID-19. This individual had no symptoms but was detected through routine COVID-19 screening done in that laboratory. The staff had been wearing a face mask at all times at work. The staff is now in quarantine at a hospital. Other colleagues working in the same research team were tested negative for COVID-19 on 17 September. There is no evidence that this is a lab-related incident. Additional cleaning and disinfection has been carried out in the affected areas.

(Last updated on September 19, 2020, 6pm)

August 26, 2020

On 26 August 2020, we were informed of a confirmed case of COVID-19 infection concerning an HKU SPACE student. The confirmed case was tested positive on 23 August. The student last visited the Lab Block of the Medical Campus on 21 August and had brief contact with a staff member. Both the student and the staff member had been wearing a face mask at all times. The staff member had been tested negative for COVID-19 on 27 August and is now under home quarantine. Additional cleaning and disinfection will be carried out in the affected areas.

(Last updated on August 28, 2020, 12pm)

August 13, 2020

On 13 August 2020, we were informed of a confirmed case of COVID-19 infection concerning an HKU staff. The confirmed case is tested positive of COVID-19 on 13 August. The staff member last worked at the Flora Ho Sports Centre on 7 August and had been wearing a face mask at all times. The staff member concerned had no close contacts with other staff members or students, and had not been to the HKU campus again since then. Additional cleaning and disinfection will be carried out in the affected areas.

(Last updated on August 13, 2020, 9pm)

July 24, 2020

Updated: Both the student from the University Hall and the student’s roommate have been confirmed with COVID-19 infection. All other students from the same hall have been tested negative of COVID-19 so far. (Last updated on July 27, 2020, 3pm)

Updated: The student from the University Hall and the student’s roommate are currently being classified as Preliminary Positive by the CHP. (Last updated on July 25, 2020, 9am)

On 24 July 2020, we were informed of a confirmed case of COVID-19 infection concerning an HKU student who is a resident at the University Hall. The confirmed case developed symptoms on 22 July and is tested positive of COVID-19 on 24 July. Apart from staying in the Hall, he had not been to other parts of the HKU campus for the past 14 days. We are following up with students that the confirmed case had been in contact with to provide advice. Additional cleaning and disinfection have been arranged in the affected areas. (Last updated on July 24, 2020, 9pm)

July 24, 2020

On 24 July 2020, we were informed by the Prince Philip Dental Hospital, which houses the HKU Faculty of Dentistry, that one of their outsourced staff member had been confirmed with COVID-19 infection. All students and staff members of the Faculty left the building after completing the day’s consultation, in order to facilitate enhanced cleaning of the premises.

(Last updated on July 24, 2020, 9pm)

July 23, 2020

On 23 July 2020, we were informed that a staff member of HKU Space who was diagnosed with COVID-19 today visited the University Health Service (UHS) recently. The confirmed case visited the medical clinic of the UHS at around 8:45am on 16 July 2020. As a standard precautionary measure at UHS, he wore a face mask during his visit and only stayed for a short while. All staff members in the UHS were in appropriate protective gear. Apart from UHS, the confirmed case had not been to other parts of the HKU campus recently.

(Last updated on July 24, 2020, 10am)

July 15, 2020

On 15 July 2020, we were informed of a confirmed case of COVID-19 infection concerning an HKU student. The confirmed case developed symptoms on 14 July and is tested positive of COVID-19 on 15 July. The confirmed case joined a sports training on campus on 3 July, and had not returned to campus again since. We are contacting students that the confirmed case had been in contact with to provide advice. Additional cleaning and disinfection have been arranged in the affected areas.

(Last updated on July 15, 2020, 7pm)

April 8, 2020

On 8 April 2020, we were informed of a confirmed case of COVID-19 infection concerning an HKU student. The student returned from overseas on 31 March, tested positive for COVID-19 and was immediately hospitalised. The student had not been to campus since returning to Hong Kong.

(Last updated on April 9, 2020, 12nn)

April 2, 2020

On 2 April 2020, we were informed of a confirmed case of COVID-19 infection concerning an HKU student. The student was tested positive for COVID-19 upon returning from overseas and was immediately hospitalised. The student had not been to campus since returning to Hong Kong.

(Last updated on April 16, 2020, 1pm)

March 39, 2020

On 30 March 2020, we were informed of a confirmed case of COVID-19 infection concerning an HKU student.

The student returned from overseas on 26 March and being under compulsory quarantine had not returned to the campus nor had any contact with any HKU member since.

(Last updated on March 31, 2020, 12nn)

March 29, 2020

On 29 March 2020, we were informed of a confirmed case of COVID-19 infection concerning a tenant (non-HKU member) residing at Felix Villas.

The confirmed case returned from overseas recently and was tested positive for COVID-19.  The person was sent to hospital on 29 March 2020.  

Additional cleaning and disinfection have been arranged at the affected areas.

(Last updated on March 30, 2020, 1pm)

March 28, 2020

On 28 March 2020, we were informed of a confirmed case of COVID-19 infection concerning a tenant (non-HKU member) residing at High West.

The confirmed case returned from overseas recently and was sent to hospital on 26 March 2020,  who was tested positive for COVID-19 on 27 March, 2020. 

Additional cleaning and disinfection have been arranged at the affected areas. 

All outdoor facilities of Quarters have been closed following the government’s latest social distancing policy announced on 27 March.

(Last updated on March 29, 2020, 8pm)

March 12, 2020

On 12 March 2020, we were informed by the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of a confirmed case of COVID-19 infection concerning a spouse of an HKU teaching staff member who had visited the medical clinic of the University Health Service recently.

The confirmed case visited the medical clinic of the University Health Service (UHS) in the morning of 11 March, 2020. As a standard precautionary measure at UHS, he wore a face mask, was asked to use alcohol hand rub and had his temperature taken before he entered the clinic. He was triaged to a designated area and was immediately examined by an assigned physician. All staff members who were in close proximity to him were in appropriate protective gear.

Three HKU teaching staff from the Faculty of Arts including the wife of the confirmed case are classified as close contacts and have gone to the government’s quarantine centre as standard measure. They are all asymptomatic.

The University has maintained ongoing communications with the colleagues to provide necessary assistance and to collect further details for follow-up support if needed.

Additional cleaning and disinfection have been arranged at UHS, Meng Wah Complex and the Run Run Shaw Tower at the Centennial Campus as extra precautionary measures.

The University will continue monitoring the situation and provide further details as appropriate. Please continue to stay vigilant, exercise good hand hygiene and seek medical attention if you feel unwell.

(Last updated on March 13, 2020, 11am)

March 6, 2020

On 6 March 2020, we were informed by the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of a confirmed case of COVID-19 infection concerning a retired HKU staff member who had visited the medical clinic of the University Health Service recently.

The retired staff member visited the medical clinic of the University Health Service (UHS) in the morning of 29 February, 2020.  As a standard precautionary measure at UHS, he wore a face mask, was asked to use alcohol hand rub and had his temperature taken before he entered the clinic.  He was triaged to a designated zone and spent a total of around 10 minutes in the clinic.  No other patients were nearby at that time.  All staff members who were in contact with him were in appropriate protective gear.

After understanding the situation, CHP has not required the University to undertake any other follow-up measures.

In recent months, both the University campus and UHS have enhanced cleaning and disinfection measures according to CHP guidelines.

(Last updated on March 6, 2020, 11pm)