Just not long after Bangsar Shopping Centre announced a confirmed Covid-19 case, Mid Valley Megamall as well as The Gardens Mall have come forth with a similar announcement.
According to the malls, an employee of London Sales Cosmetics Sdn Bhd (LSC) had contracted the deadly virus. She informed her employer after one of her family members was exposed to the virus.
The full statement reads:
“The Managements of The Gardens Mall (TGM) and Mid Valley Megamall (MVM) would like to confirm a positive Covid-19 case involving an employee of London Sales Cosmetics Sdn Bhd (LSC), the company that operates Origani and Élévatione Time Stops in TGM and Surreal by Élévatione Time Stops in MVM.
The employee informed her management at LSC on 9th October 2020 that one of her family members was exposed to the virus. She immediately isolated herself through self-quarantine and arrangements were made for her to take the Covid-19 test which was confirmed positive on 10th October 2020. She did not exhibit any symptoms of Covid-19. The TGM and MVM managements were informed of the positive test result on 11th October 2020.
Immediately upon confirmation of the case, the Ministry of Health has been informed and contact tracing has commenced. Sanitisation and disinfection of all three outlets under LSC as well as all common areas throughout the entire two malls are ongoing. The three outlets were closed immediately and will remain so until further notice.
We would like to assure customers, tenants and visitors of TGM and MVM that their health and safety are of utmost importance. We have implemented precautionary measures to maintain high levels of cleanliness and hygiene as recommended by the government at both malls to ensure everyone’s health and safety. We will continue to monitor the situation closely together with the authorities and will provide updates as necessary.
We continue to urge everyone to practice safe health measures as outlined by the Ministry of Health which include wearing a mask at all times, washing hands thoroughly with soap, and practising social distancing.”
At the time of writing, there’s no word yet if the malls will be closed. People are still demanding for more transparency from the management.
Update (12th October):
An employee from Machines (Apple’s re-selling retail company) at Mid Valley Megamall had just tested positive for Covid-19 today. He had not been at work since 8th October.
Mid Valley Megamall has yet to address this issue.
Update (13th October):
Origani Malaysia shared that the senior staff’s results came back negative for Covid-19. Read the full statement below: