MBSJ, the Subang Jaya City Council, announced the closure of their HQ today, after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.
Find out what happened, and if you need to be concerned about this new development!
MBSJ HQ Closed After Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19
On 27 October 2020, MBSJ announced the closure of their HQ, after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.
The affected employee worked at their Corporate Office, and was confirmed positive last night, 26 October 2020, and taken immediately to the Sungai Buloh Hospital.
MBSJ did not reveal when the employee last worked, or why he/she was tested for COVID-19.
They immediately closed the MBSJ HQ at USJ 5, Subang Jaya for disinfection, and asked the public to use their online portal today.
They also announced that they will reopen the MBSJ HQ tomorrow, on Wednesday, 28 October 2020.
MBSJ : Official Statement On COVID-19 Case
Here is the official MBSJ announcement on the COVID-19 positive case at their Corporate Office, and our English translation :
NOTICE : TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF MBSJ HEADQUARTERS
Please be informed that the MBJS headquarters at USJ 5 Subang Jaya is CLOSED on Tuesday, 27 October 2020 to undertake disinfection work to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Customers are advised to conduct all urgent transactions online. The office will reopen on Wednesday, 28 October 2020.
The inconvenience is greatly regretted. For further information, please contact the MBSJ Call Centre at 03-80247700.
MBSJ HQ COVID-19 Case : Should You Be Concerned?
As the affected employee worked at their corporate office, the risk to the public is relatively low. However, it is possible that other MBSJ employees, including those facing customers, may be infected.
As per MOH guidelines, they will be performing contact tracing, and contacting those who came in close contact with the affected employees.
If you happened to be in close contact with the employee, you will be contacted and asked to undergo a screening test and self-quarantine.
This case reinforces the importance of contact tracing, and the MySejahtera mobile app which logs the movements of its users.
While public premises offer physical logbooks, we highly recommend that you use the MySejahtera mobile app, because it allows for easier and faster contact tracing.
Using the MySejahtera mobile app also obviates the need to sign a physical logbook, which usually means using a shared pen – an unnecessary risk factor.
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.
COVID-19 : How To Keep Safe!
Here are a few simple steps to stay safe :
- Avoid suspected cases or disease hotpots, like hospitals, if possible!
- Avoid public events and crowds
- Keep our hands clean with soap or hand sanitiser
- Keep our home, office, vehicles, etc. clean
- If you need to wear a surgical mask, make sure you put it on and remove it properly!
- Wash your food with water (and soap) after purchase and before preparation
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