All traders and employees of the Sea Park wet market will be tested for COVID-19, after it was shut down for COVID-19 exposure.
Find out what happened, and what you should do if you have been to the Sea Park Wet Market earlier!
Sea Park Wet Market : All Traders + Employees To Be Tested For COVID-19
On 24 October 2020, Petaling Jaya mayor Datuk Mohd Sayuthi announced that all traders and employees at the Sea Park wet market will be tested for COVID-19 on Wednesday, 28 October 2020.
That decision came after a meeting between the Petaling District Health Office and the management of the privately-owned market on Saturday, 24 October 2020.
This was because the infected vegetable trader had four shoplifts in the market, and also supplied vegetables to the other traders in the market.
The Petaling District Health Office also ordered the wet market to be closed until further notice.
Sea Park Wet Market : Earlier COVID-19 Exposure
Earlier rumours of a COVID-19 case at the Sea Park wet market were “refuted” by claims on social media that the man suffered from a brain tumour.
However, the Kampung Tunku ADUN, Lim Yi Wei confirmed on 23 October 2020 that the man did indeed test positive for COVID-19.
After the PJ City Council and Ministry of Health visited the Sea Park wet market that day, they decided to close it until further notice.
Sea Park Market COVID-19 Exposure : Should You Be Concerned?
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 market trader, you will be contacted and asked to undergo a screening test.
This wet market infection 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.
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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