PETALING JAYA (Sept 28): Five shopping malls in Klang Valley have reported confirmed or suspected Covid-19 cases for the past one week in their premises.

These shopping malls include four malls in Kuala Lumpur, namely The Linc KL, Suria KLCC, KL Gateway and NU Sentral, and one mall in Selangor - Sunway Pyramid.

All the affected malls have informed the public through social media postings and stressed that they have sanitised the whole building and taken other preventive measures to protect the employees and customers.

They also emphasised that the cases reported only affected premises of several tenants, but not the whole mall.

The Linc KL

The management of The Linc KL announced on September 24, 2020 that a parent of a child at Trinity Kids, The Linc KL branch has been tested positive for Covid-19. The said child is on a half-day program at Trinity Kids September 17.

“We have taken all necessary preventive measures to contain the risk of exposure to our customers, staff and tenants. Our immediate actions include disinfection of all common areas of The Linc KL by professional disinfectant company,” The Linc KL said in a statement.

On Sept 25, the mall announced that all teachers at Trinity Kids who are possibly second-generation contacts of the patient were tested negative of Covid-19.

The Linc KL has also promised to continue to perform higher level preventive measures against Covid-19.

Suria KLCC

Babel, a gym in Suria KLCC, said through a statement on September 25 that one of its members was infected by Covid-19 on September 23 after multiple outstation trips to a high-risk zone.

The member went to Babel’s KLCC branch four times and Taman Tun Dr Ismail branch twice September 9 and 17.

Disinfection has been done at both branches. The gym said on Sept 27 that all who have come in contact with the member underwent a swab test and the results were negative.

The Suria KLCC management confirmed the case in a statement on September 26. “Suria KLCC continues to take proactive and preventive measures to maintain high levels of cleanliness and hygiene throughout the mall,” it said.

KL Gateway Mall

The KL Gateway Mall management announced on Sept 25 that a suspected case was found at Menara Suezcap 1 which is linked to the mall.

In an update on September 26, it said that the employee at Menara Suezcap 1 was tested negative. The employee was in contact with a Covid-19 patient who had travelled to Sabah.

"However, the particular office shall remain temporarily closed until further notice. As part of the integrated development, the shopping mall shall continue with all the routine cleaning and disinfection process as your safety and well-being are our utmost priority," it said.

Sunway Pyramid Mall

Sunway Pyramid Mall announced on September 26 that it was informed that a staff at Nike outlet tested positive of Covid-19.

“Mall Management obtained the affected Nike staff’s MySejahtera check-ins records and confirmed that the Nike staff only came to work in the outlet on September 22 and 23. The Nike staff also did not visit any other outlet in the mall, except one convenience store.

“The convenience store staff on duty during the time of visit is to be sent for screening. Deep cleaning, sanitisation and disinfection work is run throughout the mall immediately in the night,” it said.

NU Sentral

The Nu Sentral management made an announcement yesterday that one of its staff was tested positive with Covid-19 on September 26.

“All close contacts including employees of NU Sentral’s management office have undergone Covid-19 testing on 26 September and the first Covid-19 test results of the employees are all negative,” it said.

It added that all the employees would be undergoing self-quarantine for 14 days.

“As a precautionary action, NU Sentral Shopping Centre has conducted a thorough sanitization of the whole mall area in accordance with the Safety and Health Guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on September 26,” the mall said.

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