Covid-19: Penang Second Bridge concessionaire employee tests positive, office closes for sanitisation

GEORGE TOWN: An employee of Jambatan Kedua Sdn Bhd (JKSB) has tested positive for Covid-19.

The Jambatan Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah concessionaire said the employee tested positive on Thursday (Feb 25) and is currently receiving medical attention at a government hospital.

JKSB said that the employee is not in a customer-facing role and was last seen on duty in the office on Feb 24.

"We have immediately informed and advised the employee's direct family members and persons we believe to have come in close contact with the said employee in the past 14 days to undergo tests for Covid-19.

"They have been advised to observe home quarantine pending the outcome of the said test," the statement said.

The statement said in accordance with the Health Ministry guidelines to contain the risk of infection, the operations office in Batu Kawan, will be closed temporarily on Feb 26 and 27 for disinfecting and detailed sanitisation processes.

The statement added that contact tracing, self-quarantine and screening procedures also have been initiated for staff members who may have been in close contact with the affected employee.

JKSB said it will continue to undertake other necessary measures as long as they are required, as the safety of their employees and members of the public are of paramount importance to them.

JKSB also assured that their services are not affected and will continue to operate business as usual.

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