A number of COVID-19 cases have been reported all over Peninsular Malaysia, mostly involving people who recently returned from Sabah
On Saturday, 26 September, when a total of 82 new cases of the coronavirus were recorded in the country, the Ministry of Health (MOH) released a detailed list of the affected regions.
Since then the situation has only become worse with Malaysia recording 150 new cases today, 27 September. Of which, only four are imported with 146 being the local case, according to MOH.
As of Sunday, a number of malls in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya have announced COVID-19 cases, causing concern among people
1. The Linc KL
A parent of a child studying at Trinity Kids, located at The Linc KL on Jalan Tun Razak was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement by The Linc KL on 24 September.
"The Linc Development wishes to inform that a parent of a child at Trinity Kids, The Linc KL branch has just been tested COVID-19 positive. The said child was on a half-day program until noon and last attended school on Thursday, 17 September," the KL shopping mall said in its statement on Thursday.
2. Suria KLCC
3. KL Gateway Mall
In a statement today, 27 September, the mall said that an employee of the Menara Suezcap 1 Office, who on 25 September was suspected to be COVID-19 positive, has now tested negative.
The employee was in close contacts with a COVID-19 patient who returned from Sabah.
4. Sunway Pyramid
A staff of Nike outlet on the first floor of the Sunway Pyramid Mall, Selangor, tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, 26 September, according to a statement by the Sunway Pyramid management.
The Nike staff, who had a travelling history, informed Sunway Pyramid about his test result.
"We would like to assure all tenants, vendors, and customers that the case is an isolated case and has been attended to immediately upon identification, together with the affected tenant in full compliance with the Ministry of Health (MOH) guidelines," read the statement without providing the patient's travel history.
5. NU Sentral
An employee of the NU Sentral shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur has tested positive for COVID-19.
"The NU Sentral Management regrets to inform that one of our employees was tested positive for COVID-19 on 26 September," read a statement by the management that was posted today, 27 September.
All the malls have conducted contact tracing with all close contacts with the infected patients ordered to undergo COVID-19 testing
These malls have also conducted a thorough sanitisation of their properties, according to their individual statements. However, the worrying thing is that all these have reported COVID-19 cases back to back.
This has given rise to the fear that there might be new clusters around the Klang Valley.
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