The Hong Kong Club and Hong Kong Cricket Club are temporarily closed after hosting members’ spouses who were diagnosed with Covid-19.
According to emails acquired by HKFP, the Hong Kong Club hosted a member’s spouse on November 17 at the club’s Bowling Alley Bar – she later tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday. The club was closed on Sunday to conduct deep cleaning and is set to reopen on Tuesday evening.
“We are working with the Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection for contact tracing and as a precaution we have decided to close the Club immediately and will conduct deep cleaning and disinfection fogging overnight,” an email from the general manager said. All staff are set to be tested, they added.
Meanwhile, the Hong Kong Cricket Club also hosted a member’s spouse at the Chater Tavern on November 16. She was diagnosed with Covid-19 on Sunday.
“The Member has been tested with a negative result and is currently in a Government Quarantine Centre,” a club announcement read.
The club is closed until Tuesday afternoon.
Both clubs confirmed the closures to HKFP.
The city recorded 73 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday – the highest daily total in over three months. Ten were imported cases, 53 were connected to known cases – including 50 from dance class clusters – and eight cases were of unknown origins.
Additional reporting: Tom Grundy.