One Utama confirms Mac City outlet worker tests positive for Covid-19

PETALING JAYA: One Utama has confirmed that a staff member from the Mac City Service Centre in the shopping mall has tested positive for Covid-19.

The staff member, who has not stepped into the mall since Sept 30, had been admitted into a government hospital.

“This is the first ever isolated case to happen in 1 Utama since the Covid outbreak this year, and we are honestly quite devastated to receive the news despite our very best efforts to keep Covid away.

“However, after months of preparation, we are now in a good position to respond to this emergency. 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,” One Utama said in a statement on its Facebook page on Monday (Oct 5).

It added that in light of the development, early mitigation steps and public safety measures have been swiftly activated to limit any potential risk as soon as they were informed of the situation.

They said that the service centre has been closed with deep cleaning performed, while all the co-workers of the affected staff have already been placed under strict quarantine.

One Utama said it has conducted thorough sanitisation including the air handling units (AHU), public areas, amenities, lifts, escalators, toilets, baby room, back of house facilities and all other heavy touch points.

It added that they were conducting contact tracing via CCTV recordings and by checking the QR check-ins of the affected staff.

“Public health safety is a collective responsibility and we will need our tenants and shoppers to continue taking good care of their well-being to keep our mall safe,” it said.

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