Have you been dying to get a haircut for the longest time? It’s no surprise that there’s been long queues of people lining up at the nearest barbershop outlet.

Barbers and hair stylists were finally allowed to resume business on Wednesday (10th June) under the recovery movement control order (RMCO). However, word has it that a barber had contracted Covid-19, 2 days after opening.

Source: Facebook

An ambulance had arrived at KL Trader’s Square in Setapak to carry out Covid-19 tests on the barber after being contacted by a private hospital. Facebook user Iqbal Ikhwandy claimed that his first test result came back positive; the Titiwangsa Health Centre was then notified about his case.


Federal Territory Vice Chairman for Parti Keadilan Rakyat, Andre CH Lai, also took to his social media to inform that the person in question has since gotten a second swab test at a government hospital. The barber is believed to be a foreigner.

Source: Facebook

Titiwangsa Health Centre has since asked the building’s local management office to carry out a full sanitisation process especially in the elevators (where the barber lives) in block B. The barbershop owner, who is Malaysian, together with those in close contact, have been instructed to get a swab test to determine if they have Covid-19.

The barbershop’s logbook containing customers’ details has also been brought in to carry out contact tracing. The foreigner barber is still awaiting his diagnose result.

Update (12th June, 9pm):

Attached below is the official notice from KL Trader’s Square and the confirmation from the Ministry of Health.

Sources: Sin Chew, Iqbal’s Facebook.

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