Village Grocer just announced that a cashier at their 1 Mont Kiara store tested positive for COVID-19!
Find out what happened, and if you should be concerned!
Village Grocer 1 Mont Kiara : Cashier Positive For COVID-19!
On 6 January 2021, Village Grocer announced that an employee at their 1 Mont Kiara store just tested positive for COVID-19.
On 7 January 2021, Village Grocer announced that a second employee at the same store also tested positive for COVID-19.
On 10 January 2021, Village Grocer announced that they would close their 1 Mont Kiara store for another round of deep cleaning. They would also send all of their staff members for COVID-19 swab tests.
On 12 January 2021, Village Grocer announced that their 1 Mont Kiara store will remain closed until Wednesday, 13 January 2021 when they bring in a fresh team.
On 21 January 2021, Village Grocer announced that two additional employees at their 1 Mont Kiara store tested positive for COVID-19.
On 4 August 2021, Village Grocer announced that a cashier at their 1 Mont Kiara store tested positive for COVID-19.
They did not close their 1 Mont Kiara store, but deep cleaned and sanitised it, and sent the rest of their staff for a swab test.
This is the 16th Village Grocer affected by COVID-19 this year, following their stores in Forum Mall, MyTown, City Junction, Atria, EkoCheras, Desa Park, KL Gateway, Subang Parade, Avenue K, Bangsar Village, Citta Mall, 1 Mont Kiara, Southkey Mall, Melawati Mall, M-City, and Sunsuria Forum.
Village Grocer 1 Mont Kiara COVID-19 Case : Official Statement
Here is the official statement by Village Grocer on the COVID-19 case at their 1 Mont Kiara store.
Village Grocer 1 Mont Kiara COVID-19 Case : What’s The Risk?
Anyone who shopped at Village Grocer 1 Mont Kiara on or before 5 August 2021, should be wary and self-quarantine if possible.
The risk will be low if both the affected employee and all customers wore face masks, and maintained physical distance.
The Ministry of Health will be conducting contact tracing for all positive cases, and those identified as close contacts will be asked to self-quarantine and get tested.
Let this be a reminder why it is critical that you wear a face mask in public at all times – they greatly reduce the risk of infection.
COVID-19 is easily destroyed by soap, so even a simple cleaning operation will definitely clean the store of any infectious particles, albeit only temporarily.
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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