Malaysia recorded a total of 869 new Covid-19 cases yesterday (17 October 2020), according to the Ministry of Health. The number is the highest ever since the Covid-19 pandemic in Malaysia, with 451 cases in Sabah, 189 cases in Pulau Pinang, 159 cases in Selangor, and 38 cases in Kedah.
Following the spike of Covid-19 cases and two new clusters found in Selangor, here is a list of malls in Klang Valley with cases detected as of this week (12 October to 18 October 2020, at the time of writing). Please be alerted and avoid going to any public places if necessary.
Jaya Grocer Mutiara Tropicana, Petaling Jaya
A staff from Jaya Grocer Mutiara Tropicana has tested positive for Covid-19 on 17 October 2020. The staff was told to conduct self-quarantine on 6 October 2020 and has not been on-site at the particular Jaya Grocer outlet as well as avoided all contact with fellow colleagues since.
The management of Jaya Grocer stated that Jaya Grocer Mutiara Tropicana will be closed on 18 October 2020(today) in order to go through the Covid-19 test for all Jaya Grocer staff at the Mutiara Tropicana branch.
The outlet will remain closed until all test results have been released. Meanwhile, deep cleaning and sanitising will be carried out at the outlet.
Digital Mall, Petaling Jaya and SOGO KL
One of the employees from Digital Mall Sec 14 PJ outlet had been tested positive for Covid-19 due to transmission on 17 October 2020. The person was affected by an employee from SOGO KL who has tested positive for Covid-19 on 16 October 2020, who is his/her sibling from the same household.
Both SOGO KL and Digital Mall PJ will remain closed for deep cleaning to mitigate the virus. All staff of the particular outlets will go through the Covid-19 test and 14 days quarantine as well.
Plaza Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur
According to Plaza Mont Kiara’s statement, as reported by Sinchew, a personal driver of a tenant in the mall has tested positive for Covid-19 on 13 October 2020 and is currently receiving treatment at Hospital Sungai Buloh. The statement was released on 16 October 2020.
The said person last visited the mall on 8 October 2020. The tenant has undergone Covid-19 screening test at a private medical facility and was tested negative. All other employees were also arranged to be tested for the Covid-19 virus.
Immediate sanitation was done to all common areas and touch surfaces at the level and common areas in general.
One Utama (1U), Petaling Jaya
On 18 October 2020, OLDTOWN White Coffee released a statement stating that one of its staff from 1 Utama outlet has tested positive for Covid-19. The said staff has not been in the mall since 11 October 2020.
OLDTOWN White Coffee 1 Utama outlet will be closed until further noticed to undergo deep cleaning activity.
There are many cases attributed to this Cluster Utama and is said to involve the Gombak, Petaling, and Hulu Langat districts in Selangor as well as Alor Gajah in Melaka.
The Curve, Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya
The Curve confirmed that one of its retailers’ employee has tested positive for Covid-19. The management informed that the employee is from Foot Solutions. The said employee contacted the mall on 16 October 2020 and sanitation and cleaning activities were done immediately.
All other staff from Foot Solutions were tested immediately and were confirmed Covid-19 negative. They are currently under the 14-days quarantine. The Curve also resumed operation on 17 October 2020 at 10am.
Tesco Extra Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya
An intern from Tesco Extra Mutiara Damansara has tested positive for Covid-19, as stated in a statement from the management on 14 October 2020. The outlet is working with the Ministry of Health to ensure the health and safety of its colleagues who may have been in close contact (with the Covid-19 positive patient).
The Tesco outlet was disinfected and deep cleaned overnight and reopened on 15 October 2020, 10am.
Aeon Mall Bukit Tinggi, Klang
In a statement released on 12 October 2020 by Aeon Retail Malaysia, a customer at Fitness First Platinum Klang Bukit Tinggi at AEON Mall Bukit Tinggi, Klang has been confirmed Covid-19 positive.
The said person last visited Fitness First on 6th October 2020 at 3.13pm until 4.40pm. Fitness First has been advised by the local authority to close its business until further notice.
Both Fitness First and AEON are working closely with the authorities meanwhile and immediate sanitation was carried out in adherence to the KKM guidelines.
Damansara City Mall (DC Mall), Kuala Lumpur
DC Mall confirmed in its statement that a patient’s husband at KL Fertility Centre of the mall who accompanied her to the outlet has tested positive for Covid-19. They had visited the outlet located at the lower ground on 5, 9, 13 and 15 October 2020, prior to 8:30am.
The entire DC Mall was closed immediately for sanitation and deep cleansing. The affected staff and management of the affected tenant will undergo screening test and be placed under strict quarantine, as said by the management of DC Mall.
The mall resumed operations as usual on 10am yesterday (17 October 2020).
Midvalley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur
An employee from Machines in Midvalley Megamall outlet received a positive Covid-19 test result on 12 October 2020. According to Machines in its statement, the employee has not been at work since clocking out on 8 October 2020.
Arrangements were immediately made for the said person’s testing and self-quarantine. Machines also said that the management will be working closely with KKM to identify contacts for testing and quarantine.
Previously on 11 October 2020, there was a positive Covid-19 case informed by the Midvalley Megamall and The Gardens management, involving an employee of London Sales Cosmetics (LSC).
Please be aware of the cases happening around you and always adhere to the government’s SOPs if you are heading out!
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