The rumours are NOT TRUE that a large number of NSK Selayang employees just tested positive for COVID-19!
Find out what happened, and if you should be concerned!
Updated @ 2021-01-09 : Added the press statement from the Selayang MP that 80 NSK Selayang employees did not test positive for COVID-19.
NSK Selayang : 80 Employees Positive For COVID-19!
On 6 January 2021, a text message went viral, claiming that a large number of NSK Selayang employees tested positive for COVID-19.
NSK did not officially release any information, but Malaysiakini confirmed that 80 employees at the NSK Trade City Selayang were found to be positive for COVID-19 yesterday.
However, NSK did not close their Selayang outlet, which continued to operate as normal.
Selayang MP : Report Of 80 NSK Employees Positive Is False!
On 7 January 2021, Selayang MP, William Leong issued a press statement, stating that the report of 80 NSK employees testing positive for COVID-19 was false.
Here is our English translation :
NSK Selayang COVID-19 Cases : What’s The Risk?
If many employees were indeed infected, the risk to customers could be considerable, depending on whether the employees were customer-facing, and whether both customers and employees took protective measures :
- wearing face masks at all times
- maintaining physical distance with other people
- maintaining good hand hygiene
NSK will be required to conduct 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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