Rumours and pictures have been circulating on social media about the evacuation of Motorola Penang due to a COVID-19 infection.
That’s not exactly accurate though… Here was what we found out!
Updated @ 2020-03-10 : Added a statement by Motorola Solutions, confirming that their employee was confirmed to be COVID-19 positive.
Originally posted @ 2020-03-09
Motorola Solutions Confirms COVID-19 Infection
Motorola Solutions director of communications (APAC and International Commercial Markets) Damien Batey confirmed that, stating that,
All our staff in Penang will work from home for the next two weeks and all necessary actions are being taken for them to return after that time. Additionally, all of our facilities are bering sanitised.
COVID-19 : Motorola Penang Evacuation
When we received the first photos and video, it was “reported” that Motorola Solutions Penang was evacuated due to a suspected COVID-19 case.
The pictures were not really indicative of a mass evacuation, but we soon received confirmation that Motorola Solutions Penang did evacuate their employees.
COVID-19 : Motorola Penang Evacuation Clarified!
Although all social media comments seemed to claim that an employee was suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19, we received the official email Motorola Solutions sent to their employees :
Mar. 9, 2020
COVID-19 Update [URGENT]
We have learnt of an engineer who have recently gotten in contact with a positive COVID-19 patient in KL. While there is no conclusive result at this point, as a safety precaution, the Site Steering Council has decided that all employees and associates should work from home today. All planned events and activities will be cancelled. All meetings should be over Hangout only. Employees and associates must bring their laptops home to resume their work as much as they can.
In tandem, a full site sanitisation will be conducted across all our Penang facilities.
An updated ECOM will be out by 5pm today to determine if employees and associates are allowed to return to work tomorrow. Stay tuned for subsequent updates through ECOMs.
From what we understand, an engineer was probably identified as a close contact of a COVID-19 case. This doesn’t mean he/she is COVID-19 positive, or negative, for the matter.
But as a safety precaution, Motorola Solutions decided to send everyone home so they can properly sanitise all their Penang sites. That sounds like a really smart move to make. Well done, Motorola Solutions.
COVID-19 : How To Keep Safe!
Here are a few simple steps to stay safe from COVID-19 :
- Avoid suspected cases or disease hotpots, like hospitals, if possible!
- 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!
- Thoroughly cook your food, and boil water before drinking
Recommended : COVID-19 : Hand Sanitiser or Soap? Which Is Better?
- Private COVID-19 Tests In Malaysia : Here Are The Details!
- COVID-19 In Malaysia : 18 New Cases, No Sporadic Spread!
- COVID-19 In Malaysia : 99 Cases, 24 Recovered, 75 Active!
- COVID-19 : Malaysia Temporarily Bans Cruise Ships!
- COVID-19 : How Malaysia Conducts Home Surveillance!
- H1N1 American Pandemic : Chinese Propaganda Debunked!
- COVID-19 : United Airlines Offers FREE Changes For 1 Year!
- COVID-19 : Malaysia Limits Travel From Japan, Italy + Iran!
- AirAsia Unlimited Pass : How To Plan + Book Your Flights!
- AirAsia Unlimited Pass : NOT Worth The Hassle!
- Souvenir Passport Stamp : Don’t Put It In Your REAL Passport!
- Skull Breaker TikTok Challenge Continues To Injure Children!
- Tripping Jump / Skull Breaker Challenge : Warn Your Kids!
- Irmaos Fuinha : Thank These IDIOTS For Skull Breaker!
- Skull Breaker Challenge Killed This Girl : Warn Your Kids!
- Skull Breaker TikTok Challenge : One Mother’s Warning!
- Tesco 101st Anniversary Scam Exposed!
- Get 10,000 FREE TNG RFID Tags At These Shell Stations!
- Fake TNB Contractor Asking To Inspect / Change Meter!
- Robbers Rammed Couple After Getting Caught In The Act!
- Robbers Pretending To Be Gov Officers Hoax Debunked!
- Dabbing : Does It Turn Teenagers Into Devil Worshippers?
- 12 Scientific Reasons For Declaring Pigs Haram Debunked!
- Magistrate Court SCAM ALERT! Ignore These Calls!
- Princeton University Fridge Magnets Cancer Hoax Debunked!
- Walter Reed Army Medical Center Cancer Hoax Debunked!
- The Shanghai Disneyland Robot Dancer Hoax Debunked!
- The Famous People Who Mocked God Hoax Debunked!
- The Famous Jesus Tree Of Lebanon Miracle Explained!
- The Canola Oil Bullshit By Anya Vien Debunked!
- The Zota Tissue Paper Tablet Scare – The Truth & Facts!
- Steve Jobs’ Last Words – The Hoax & The Truth!
- The Brazilian Pastor’s Holy Milk Hoax Debunked!
- Face Masks – Do They Really Help With Haze / Air Pollution?
- Can Soda Or Soft Drinks Really DISSOLVE Egg Shells?
- Did Al Franken Get A Jew Call Warning Of 9/11 Attacks?
- Why Jessica Biel Is WRONG About Vaccine Exemptions
If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!