We can confirm that an OUP back-office employee stationed in our One Kowloon office has been diagnosed with novel coronavirus. The employee worked from home since symptoms first appeared on 8 February. The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection has assessed the situation, our measures in place and concluded that the risk of infection at our office is relatively low. Putting health and safety as the highest priority, we have decided to close all offices until 21 February and asked our staff to work from home during the period. Professional cleaning service was engaged to carry out comprehensive deep cleaning and disinfection of all the locations.