Five senior Hospital Authority staff were at a meeting earlier this month attended by two engineers diagnosed with the coronavirus, it emerged on Monday.

The revelation came as a 69-year-old man was confirmed as infected, along with a colleague and the wife of a Hong Kong engineer, bringing the number of cases in the city to 60.

The two engineers from architecture firm P&T Group, aged 54 and 45, attended a development project meeting at the Hospital Authority’s headquarters on February 6 and 7, which was the last time the co-workers were together.

Five authority representatives were also present. The meeting on February 6 was attended by 15 people. Also present were representatives from quantity surveyors Rider Levett Bucknall Limited, planning and development consultant KJL Limited, and engineering firm WSP.

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