AEON is reopening their 1 Utama departmental store after shutting it down for sanitisation and swab tests!
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AEON 1 Utama Closed 3 Days For Sanitisation + Swab Tests!
On 4 July 2021, AEON announced that they are closing their 1 Utama departmental store for 3 days as “part of precautionary measure”.
This came after unverified rumours of over 50 cases of COVID-19 in AEON 1 Utama circulated on WhatsApp :
Update : 1 Utama just announced that “there is NO confirmed DELTA variant case” at their shopping mall.
On 7 July 2021, AEON announced that they are reopening on 8 July 2021, after completing “a comprehensive sanitisation exercise” and performing “a full swab test on [their] employees“.
They also confirmed that the Malaysia Ministry of Health (KKM) informed them that they have “no knowledge of any information regarding the Delta strain” in the COVID-19 cases at AEON 1 Utama.
I’m not sure if it was a slip on their part, but their 7 July 2021 statement refers to “the COVID-19 cases at AEON Bandar Utama“. That would suggest that there may been COVID-19 cases in AEON 1 Utama.
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AEON 1 Utama : Official Statements On COVID-19 Concerns!
Here is the official 4 July 2021 statement by AEON 1 Utama on their closure.
Dear Value Customers and Business Partners
YOUR SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY
With your best interest at heart, AEON Bandar Utama in Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor is undergoing a full sanitisation exercise as part of precautionary measure, thus it is closed for three days from 5 July 2021 until 7 July 2021.
The health and well-being of our employees, customers and business partners are our utmost priority. We will continue to observe stringent adherence to MKN guidelines and comply fully with preventive measures set by the Ministry of Health.
The strict adherence is necessary in our effort to create a safe environment for everyone and effectively operate in the new normal.
We appreciate your continuous support and look forward to providing you with AEON’s excellent service standard when we resume operations.
Thank you, take care and stay safe. #KitaJagaKita #PatuhiSOP.
AEON CO. (M) BHD
4 July 2021
And here is the official 7 July 2021 statement by AEON on their reopening and the rumours of Delta variants in the COVID-19 cases at AEON 1 Utama.
AEON Bandar Utama
7 July 2021
Dear Valued Customers,
AEON Bandar Utama has taken measures to voluntarily close for three days from 5 July 2021. To ensure the safety and well-being of our customers and employees, the outlet is undergoing a comprehensive sanitisation exercise as part of SOPs. As part of the exercise, we had also performed a full swab test on the employees. With these actions taken and the guidance from the respective authorities, we will be reopening on 8 July 2021.
We would also like to respond to the current circulation of information going around social media and WhatsApp groups.
MOH has informed us that that [sic] they have no knowledge of any information regarding the Delta strain in the COVID-19 cases at AEON Bandar Utama as claimed, and that all rumours are from unverified sources.
We are committed in continuing to be transparent and upfront in our communication to ensure our customers and community are well-informed in curbing the spread of COVID-19.
AEON 1 Utama COVID-19 Concerns : Should You Be Worried?
If you visited AEON 1 Utama on or before 4 July 2021, you may be contacted by the Malaysia Ministry of Health if you are identified as a close contact.
If you are identified as a close contact, you will then be asked to immediately self-quarantine and get yourself tested for COVID-19.
There is NO NEED to get tested for COVID-19, unless you have been identified as a close contact.
The SARS-CoV-2 virus is easily destroyed by soap, so the deep cleaning operation will definitely clean the outlet of any infectious particles.
But most important of all – we need to remember to always wear a face mask in public. Face masks have been proven to prevent the spread and reduce the risk of being infected.
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