1 Utama Confirms Mac City Service Centre Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19

The mall has immediately closed the outlet for deep cleaning and placed all co-workers of the affected staff under quarantine.

Cover image via PropertyGuru & 1 Utama Shopping Centre (Facebook)

1 Utama Shopping Centre in Petaling Jaya has announced that a tenant's staff at their premises has tested positive for COVID-19

According to a Facebook statement by the mall today, 5 October, the management said they verbally learnt that a staff member at the Mac City Service Centre on the second floor has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The management clarified that the staff has not stepped into their premises since clocking out from work last Wednesday, 30 September, and had taken an off-day the next day on 1 October.

As of now, he is under the care of a government hospital.

The mall stated that they have yet to receive an official notification from the Ministry of Health (MOH) regarding the patient.

1 Utama assured that this is the first ever isolated case to set foot in the shopping mall since the outbreak began this year

They also assured that early steps and public safety measures have been carried out to mitigate the spread of infection as soon as they were informed.

"Our 1 Utama Crisis Response Team is now working round the clock together with the management of Mac City Service Centre and health authorities to undertake all necessary actions to safeguard our mall," the statement reads.

According to the management, in compliance with MOH guidelines, they have immediately closed the Mac City Service Centre for deep cleaning and placed all co-workers of the affected staff under quarantine.

Sanisation of all public areas and amenities has also been carried out.

The management has also initiated contact-tracing through closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage and QR check-ins related to the affected staff.

The mall reminded the public to stay calm and to adhere to routine standard operating procedures (SOPs) such as wearing a face mask, screening their temperatures, as well as maintain good hygiene and social distancing

"Public health safety is a collective responsibility and we will need our tenants and shoppers to continue taking good care of your well-being to keep our mall safe," the management said.

They added that they are awaiting more details and updates from the Mac City management and health officials.

"Rest assured that we are doing all that we can to continue taking extensive safety exercises to maintain high levels of cleanliness and hygiene throughout the mall for everyone's safety."

Read the full notice below:

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