KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 13): Public Bank Bhd has confirmed that one of its staff at Menara Public Bank, Jalan Ampang, KL, has tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday (Oct 12).

The staff has not reported to work since Oct 10, said Public Bank's managing director and chief executive officer Tan Sri Tay Ah Lek in a statement.

"Deep cleansing and thorough sanitisation activities have been carried out immediately on the affected floors, in accordance with Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (Ministry of Health) guidelines. As an added precaution, the Bank has also deeply cleansed and sanitised all common areas. Disinfection will also be carried out in the entire building," Tay said.

All employess who have been in close contact with the staff have also been placed on home-quarantine and tested for Covid-19 at the bank's appointed private hospital, he said.

“Public Bank’s management is continuously enhancing the staff safety measures to contain any potential risks. All staff have been advised to practise self-hygiene and adhere closely to the Standard Operating Procedures issued by the Ministry of Health, as well as the provisions of Conditional Movement Control Order.  

“The safety and wellbeing of every staff is Public Bank’s top priority. Public Bank is also taking all necessary precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of its staff and customers in the Bank’s premises,” he added.

Public Bank’s shares closed 14 sen or 0.88% higher at RM15.96 today, valuing the bank at RM61.96 billion.

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