By DB Transport and City Management
Given the confirmed cases in Hong Kong, DB Transport and City Management have been closely monitoring the latest developments of the coronavirus. “The health and safety of the DB community is our top concern,” says a HKR representative, and both companies have implemented increased disease prevention and control measures. An emergency response team has been set up by different business operations units in DB to monitor the situation and implement prompt and appropriate control measures if necessary.
All DB Transport and City Management staff are equipped with face masks and , have their temperature checked and recorded before and after work. Disinfected doormats have been placed at the entrance to both piers, and also at each building entrance. At each building entrance, the handrails of the main door, visitor’s panels, lift panels and lift buttons are cleaned with a diluted bleach solution every two hours.
At the ferry piers, the turnstiles, ticketing offices, and panels are also cleaned with a diluted bleach solution every two hours. The handrails and bell buttons on buses and ferries are cleaned with a diluted bleach solution daily. Selected windows on ferries and buses have been opened for better ventilation. Hand sanitizer is available at both piers and the bus terminus.
As DB has many families with young children, parents can be reassured that the outdoor play equipment in villages is cleaned every two hours between 9am and 4:30pm daily. Health information has been posted at public places to educate the community on how to maintain good personal hygiene. Perhaps most important is to frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds each time you wash.
According to the Centre for Health Protection, it is recommended to avoid unnecessary travel to China. Please consult a doctor promptly if experiencing a fever or other symptoms and wear a surgical mask to help prevent the spread of the infection. For more details, you may visit the website of the Centre for Health Protection at www.chp.gov.hk.
Both DB Transport and City Management will continue to closely monitor the situation and implement appropriate measures if necessary.