Jaya Grocer just announced that their employee at DPulze Cyberjaya who tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, could have had a FALSE POSITIVE result!
Jaya Grocer DPulze Cyberjaya : Employee Falsely Positive For COVID-19?
On 11 January 2021, Jaya Grocer announced that an employee at their DPulze Cyberjaya store just tested positive for COVID-19.
The employee, who worked at the grocery department, last reported to work on 10 January 2021. She felt unwell and tested positive on an Antigen Rapid Test at a nearby clinic.
On 12 January 2021, Jaya Grocer announced that the same employee retested using the rt-PCR test, which came back negative.
As a precautionary measure, Jaya Grocer closed their DPulze Cyberjaya outlet for two days, to perform deep cleaning and sanitisation.
They also sent all their DPulze Cyberjaya staff for a swab test, which also came back negative. However, all staff members and their close contacts will be quarantined for at least 10 days, as recommended by the Ministry of Health.
They will reopen this outlet on 13 January 2021, at 10 AM.
Jaya Grocer DPulze Cyberjaya COVID-19 Exposure : Official Statement
Here was the first official statement by Jaya Grocer on the COVID-19 exposure at their DPulze Cyberjaya store.
And this was their follow-up statement on 12 January 2021 :
Jaya Grocer DPulze Cyberjaya COVID-19 Case : What’s The Risk?
If the affected employee was positive for COVID-19 (she was not), the risk would depend on whether she wore a face mask properly and maintained physical distance from customers and co-workers.
Jaya Grocer has no doubt conducted contact tracing, and those identified as close contacts will be asked to self-quarantine and get tested.
This case reinforces the importance of contact tracing, as well as the MySejahtera mobile app which logs the movements of its users.
While shopping malls and all other public premises offer physical logbooks, we highly recommend that you use MySejahtera, because it allows for easier and faster contact tracing.
Using MySejahtera also obviates the need to sign a physical logbook, which usually means using a shared pen – an unnecessary risk factor.
COVID-19 is easily destroyed by soap, so even a simple cleaning operation will definitely clean the store of any infectious particles.
However, it is critical that you wear a face mask in public at all times, as they greatly reduce the risk of infection.
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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