Khazanah Nasional Berhad confirmed yesterday (Monday, 2nd March) that the Mercu UEM building in KL Sentral has been vacated for a cleaning operation after a senior staff member had contracted Covid-19.
Earlier this morning, we noticed that KL Sentral was trending on Twitter and decided to find out what the fuss was about. Apparently, there were rumours that the north and east side of the building were being shut down.
These “information” were shared across social media (namely Twitter and Whatsapp), raising concerns about safety issues since KL Sentral is the centre hub for public transportation. If that was the case, it would make it rather easy for the coronavirus to spread around.
Plaza Sentral JMB and PwC have since released an official statements to curb the ongoing confusion. Check it out:
Our statement on an internal email communication that's been circulating on social media. pic.twitter.com/uinw9mCKSQ
— PwC Malaysia (@PwC_Malaysia) March 3, 2020
As of this week, the 4 new cases of coronavirus (all Malaysians) brings the total number of infections in Malaysia to 29. 22 of those patients have since recovered and been released from hospitals.
Update (3rd March, 5pm):
According to MalaysiaKini, 7 new Covid-19 cases were reported today. It’s the highest single-day increase in Malaysia, now bringing the total number of cases to 36.
“14 more are still being treated at Sungai Buloh Hospital and Kuala Lumpur Hospital. In all cases under treatment, they are in stable condition,” the Prime Minister’s Department was quoted as saying.