BIG – Ben’s Independent Grocer – just announced that two additional security guards at their Plaza Batai store tested positive for COVID-19.
Find out what happened, and if you should be concerned!
BIG @ Plaza Batai : Two More Security Guard Positive For COVID-19!
On 13 January 2021, BIG announced that a security guard at their Plaza Batai store tested positive for COVID-19.
On 16 January 2021, BIG announced that two more security guards at their Plaza Batai store tested positive for COVID-19.
They reported to work on 15 January 2021, and tested positive on 16 January 2021.
Like in the previous case, BIG will not close their Plaza Batai store, but will instead sanitise it overnight, and send employees identified as close contacts for a swab test and home quarantine.
BIG @ Plaza Batai COVID-19 Exposure : Official Statement
Here is the official statement by BIG on the COVID-19 exposure at their Plaza Batai store.
BIG, Batai outlet, 16 Jan 2021
Please be aware we were informed two of our outsourced security guards in Batai outlet are confirmed Covid-19 positive on 16 Jan 2021, last reported to work on 15 Jan 2021. Staff identified as close contact will undergo swab test and send for home quarantine. MOH will conduct contact tracing.
The store will undergo deep sanitisation tonight for the safety of our customer and staff. We will continue to provide information update.
Kindly refer to information release by MOH only for verification. For more information, please call MOH’s Crisis Preparedness and Response Center’s (CPRC) hotline: 03-8881 0200/0600/0700.
The health and safety of our customer and staff are our utmost priority and we urge everyone to take their own precautionary measures to protect from Covid-19.
The management, Ben’s Independent Grocer
BIG @ Plaza Batai COVID-19 Exposure : What’s The Risk?
Anyone who frequented the BIG Plaza Batai, and talked to, or interacted with the security guards there, on or before 15 January 2021, should self-quarantine and get tested for COVID-19.
The risk will be low if both the affected guard and all customers wore face masks, and maintained physical distance.
COVID-19 is easily destroyed by soap, so even a simple cleaning operation will definitely clean the store of any infectious particles, albeit temporarily.
It is critical that we wear a face mask in public at all times, as it greatly reduces the risk of infection.
We should also maintain good hand hygiene by cleaning with soap and water, or a hand sanitiser.
COVID-19 : How To Keep Safe!
Here are a few simple steps to stay safe from COVID-19 :
- Avoid suspected cases or disease hotspots, like hospitals, if possible!
- Avoid public events and crowds
- Keep our hands clean with soap or hand sanitiser
- If you need to wear a surgical mask, make sure you put it on and remove it properly!
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