The Covid-19 situation in Malaysia keeps growing more and more dire as days pass by. From malls to universities, the deadly virus is spreading far and wide yet again. One such mall to report a positive Covid-19 case is the popular 1 Utama Shopping Center, located in Bandar Utama.

The mall released a statement today (5th October) announcing that a staff member employed at Mac City Service Center (located at Lot S330, 2nd Floor, 1 Utama) has tested positive for Covid-19.

Source: Facebook
Source: Facebook

The mall stated that the said staff member last visited 1 Utama mall on 30th September (Wednesday) and, has not clocked into work following this date. The statement released by the mall’s management reads:


“The said staff has not stepped into our mall premise since clocking out from work on 30th September, with his off day on 1st October. We have traced his entry points to the mall and Mac City Service Centre and confirm that the staff’s temperature was below 37.5 Celsius. He is now under the care of a government hospital. As of yet, we have not received any official notification from Health Authorities.”

Source: Facebook
Source: Facebook

The statement then explains how the mall plans to combat this issue, reading, With full transparency, we regard this as our top priority to provide timely accurate information to you the public, our shoppers, tenants and vendors through this advisory.

In light of this development, early mitigation steps and public safety measures have been swiftly activated to limit any potential risk as soon as we were informed of the situation. Our 1 Utama Crisis Response Team is now working round the clock together with the management of Mac City Service Centre and Health Authorities to undertake all necessary actions to safeguard our mall.”

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The statement also points out that precautionary measures, such as immediate closure and deep cleaning of Mac City Service Centre, thorough sanitisation of the mall’s areas and contact tracing of CCTV and QR check-ins of the affected staff, have been performed immediately. Furthermore, all co-workers of the affected staff at Mac City Service Centre have already been placed under strict quarantine.

The statement urges the public to stay calm and adhere to the routine SOP’s required, such as wearing a face mask, temperature screening, practicing good hygiene and social distancing, when entering the 1 Utama Shopping Centre’s premises.

For more information and updates, you may check the mall’s Facebook page.

Source: 1 Utama’s Facebook page.

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