Jaya Grocer Damansara Perdana : One COVID-19 Case!

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Jaya Grocer just announced that an employee at their Damansara Perdana store tested positive for COVID-19!

Find out what happened, and if you should be concerned!


Jaya Grocer Damansara Perdana : Employee Positive For COVID-19!

On 19 January 2021, Jaya Grocer announced that an employee at their Damansara Perdana store just tested positive for COVID-19.

The employee last worked at the receiving department on 17 January 2021, and tested positive on 19 January 2021.

The affected employee, and her close contacts, have been quarantined. The other staff members tested negative.

Jaya Grocer Damansara Perdana : One COVID-19 Case!

Jaya Grocer did not close their Damansara Perdana store, but instead sanitised it at 8:30 PM, and reopen on Wedneday, 20 January 2021.

This is the seventh Jaya Grocer outlet to be affected by COVID-19, after The Gardens Mall, Intermark Mall, KL East Mall, Glo Damansara, KLIA2, Mutiara Tropicana, and 1 Utama.


Jaya Grocer Damansara Perdana COVID-19 Exposure : Official Statement

Here is the official statement by Jaya Grocer on the COVID-19 exposure at their Damansara Perdana store.

Dear Valued Customers,

It is with a heavy heart that we must inform you that one of our staff who works in the receiving department at Jaya Grocer Damansara Perdana tested positive for COVID-19 on 19 January 2021. Please note that this staff last reported to work on 17 January 2021.

Please rest assured that:

1. The aforementioned staff and all of her close contacts have been quarantined
2. All other staff at Jaya Grocer Damansara Perdana have tested negative
3. Jaya Grocer Damansara Perdana has been cleaned and sanitised in accordance with the guidelines set by the Ministry of Health by a government-approved, third-party company tonight at 8.30pm.

We will open for business tomorrow on Wednesday, 20 January 2021, at 9am.

The safety of our customers and staff remains our utmost priority. Thank you for your continuous support. Please stay safe and healthy.



Jaya Grocer Damansara Perdana COVID-19 Case : What’s The Risk?

The risk would depend on whether the affected employees wore a face mask properly, maintained physical distance from customers and co-workers, as well as good hand hygiene.

It would also depend a lot on whether customers who came into contact wore their face masks properly, and practiced good hand hygiene.

The Ministry of Health will no doubt be tracing contacts, 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.

You should also maintain good hand hygiene by cleaning with soap and water, or a hand sanitiser.


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