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OLDTOWN White Coffee Staff Tests Positive For COVID-19 A Day After 1 Utama Reopens

The employee has since self-isolated and is under care in a hospital.

Cover image via Carpe Diem by Lwin Lee & 1 Utama

A staff member of OLDTOWN White Coffee's branch in 1 Utama Shopping Centre has tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, 18 October

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In a Facebook statement, the staff member has not worked or entered the mall since 11 October and is currently being treated in a government hospital.

Precautionary measures have been taken immediately since the announcement

The outlet will be closed indefinitely for sanitisation and all staff members of the branch were ordered to self-isolate following standard operating procedures (SOPs). They will be tested a second time by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on a later date.

Contact tracing has also been conducted. People in close contact with the staff members were identified and told to stay at home following MOH guidelines.

1 Utama responded in a comment that the employee tested negative during their private mass swab test that took place on 11 and 12 October

Read OLDTOWN White Coffee's official statement here:

Photos reveal an empty 1 Utama mall after it reopened on Saturday, 17 October

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Remember to limit your movement and wash your hands often. Watch the latest update on the COVID-19 situation:

1 Utama Shopping Centre announced its reopening one week after being closed for recorded several COVID-19 cases:

Here's our primer on where you can travel in Klang Valley during the Conditional Movement Control Order:

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