After BSC, Another Retail Staff Positive for Covid-19 in Mid Valley, Gardens

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Two shopping malls located within Mid Valley City — The Gardens Mall (TGM) and Mid Valley Megamall (MVM) —has ordered three outlets to close until further notice after one of its retail staff tested positive for Covid-19.

Choo Choy May

Mid Valley shopping mall as the MCO kicked in on March 18, 2020.

In a statement, the shopping mall management said the aforementioned staff was an employee of London Sales Cosmetics Sdn Bhd (LSC) that operated Origani and Élévatione Time Stops in TGM and Surreal by Élévatione Time Stops in MVM.

It added that the staff had informed LSC on October 9 that one of their family members was exposed to Covid-19 and that she was a close contact.

“She immediately isolated herself through self-quarantine and arrangements were made for her to take the Covid-19 test, which was confirmed positive on October 10.

“She did not exhibit any symptoms of Covid-19. The TGM and MVM managements were informed of the positive test result on October 11,” it said in a statement.

After receiving the test results, the Health Ministry was immediately notified, and contact tracing measures were activated.

“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,” it added.

The management also assured patrons and tenants that precautionary measures to maintain high levels of cleanliness and hygiene as recommended by the government at both malls have been implemented.

“We will continue to monitor the situation closely together with the authorities and will provide updates as necessary,” it said.

This comes after another shopping mall, Bangsar Shopping Centre, had also announced earlier today that one of its retail staff contracted Covid-19 and that disinfection procedures were underway.

Recently, several shopping malls in the Klang Valley have reported staff testing positive for Covid-19, with 1 Utama ordered to shut down by the Selangor state government after four positive cases were discovered on its premises. – MMO