Covid-19: 1U’s Parkson temporarily closed after beauty advisor tests positive

PETALING JAYA: Parkson’s Elite outlet at 1 Utama has been temporarily closed for thorough cleansing and sanitisation, after one of the staff at its cosmetics and fragrance department tested positive for Covid-19.

Parkson, in a statement on Facebook on Thursday (Oct 8), said Estee Lauder had confirmed that one of its beauty advisors, who works at the G Floor of Parkson Elite in 1 Utama, was found to be positive on Wednesday (Oct 7).

Following the confirmation, it said it proceeded to close the outlet for thorough cleansing and sanitation in accordance with procedures set by the Health Ministry.

“Our store will remain temporarily closed on Thursday (Oct 8) to mitigate the risk of infection and reopens tomorrow (Friday) with a fresh new team,” it said.

Parkson also said its staff would be undergoing Covid-19 testing and the 14-day self-quarantine.

“At the same time, we are also working closely with the 1 Utama shopping mall management team and the health ministry on contact tracing to speedily trace those who might have been in contact (with the infected advisor).

“Stay strong everyone. Together we can get through this. Please take care and stay safe,” it added.

Meanwhile, 1 Utama, in a statement on Facebook, said the access route used by the affected staffer was Parkson’s dedicated staff entrance/exit, which is not accessible by the public.

“Rest assured, our entire mall building has been disinfected, with 1 Utama frontliners working very hard throughout all hours of the day to keep the mall clean and to step up every way we can,” it added.

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