MCMC confirms one employee has contracted Covid-19


  • MCMC
  • Wednesday, 11 Mar 2020

An MCMC employee was confirmed to have contracted Covid-19. The agency will continue to operate out of its headquarters and state facilities. — YAP CHEE HONG/ The Star.

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) confirmed an employee has contracted Covid-19, and is taking precautionary measures at its headquarters in Cyberjaya.

It stated that the Consumer Complaints front desk will be temporarily closed to mitigate the risk of infection via direct contact, though the public can still lodge complaints online.

Other operations at MCMC Headquarters, its old building in Cyberjaya and state offices nationwide would not be interrupted.

In a press statement, MCMC said it has activated a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) which included measures like equipping staff to work from home, identifying alternate working spaces outside of Klang Valley and steps to ensure continuity of the Commission’s day-to-day operations.

The agency was notified by the health authorities on March 10 that one of its employees tested positive for the virus. The employee is being treated at Hospital Sungai Buloh and is in stable condition.

MCMC had taken precautionary steps by placing the employee under a 14-day home quarantine since March 4, after her husband came in contact with a confirmed Covid-19 patient.

It also conducted Detailed Contact Tracing to identify those who had direct contact with the employee, with those identified to undergo medical screening today, then placed on home quarantine.

The agency had closed its headquarters and the old building last week on March 5-6, as well as temporarily suspended some functions. Its state offices began sanitisation processes from March 9.

MCMC said it will continue to lead in taking all necessary steps to ensure the safety of the public and prioritise health of all staff.

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