Last week, there's been a huge rise in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.
According to the Ministry of Health, there are now a total of 950 active cases in the country:
Most of those cases were reported in Sabah, but unfortunately, the coronavirus is highly infectious, so several other states in Malaysia have started recording more and more COVID-19 cases in the past few days.
To make matters worse, a number of shopping centers in the Klang Valley have confirmed COVID-19 cases. Here are the malls in question:
#1 NU Sentral
The NU Sentral mall -- located near arguably one of the busiest landmarks in the city, KL Sentral -- is the latest shopping mall to report a confirmed COVID-19 case.
According to New Straits Times
, one of the employees of the shopping mall has tested positive for the virus on Saturday (26 September).
"The Health Ministry (MoH) has immediately conducted contact tracing and all close contacts including employees of NU Sentral's management office. They underwent COVID-19 testing on Sept 26 and their first Covid-19 test results of the employees are all negative.
"Nevertheless, all employees are required to self-quarantined for 14 days and they will be working remotely, but can be contacted as usual," the mall said in a statement quoted by NST
#2 Sunway Pyramid
On the same day, an employee of the Nike outlet in Sunway Pyramid, also tested positive for the virus.
According to The Star Online
, the employee had a history of travel, and promptly informed the mall about his test result.
We would like to assure all tenants, vendors and customers that the case is an isolated case, and has been attended to immediately upon identification, together with the affected tenant in full compliance with the Health Ministry's guidelines, ” the mall said in a Facebook post on Saturday (26 September).
#3 Suria KLCC
A member of Babel Fit, who tested positive for the virus on 23 September, visited Suria KLCC on the same day, the mall has confirmed in a Facebook post
According to the mall's management, staff and members of Babel who had close contact with the affected member have undergone COVID-19 test, and they tested negative on 24 September.
"Immediately upon confirmation of the case, thorough sanitisation and disinfection exercise was carried out at Babel and its surrounding area," the mall said in a post.
#4 The Linc KL
On 24 September, The Linc KL confirmed via an Instagram post that a parent of a student studying at Trinity Kids has tested positive for the virus.
"The Linc Development wishes to inform that a parent of a child at Trinity Kids, The Linc KL branch has just been tested COVID-19 positive," reads the statement.
"The said child was on a half-day program until noon and last attended school on Thursday, 17 September," the post read.
The mall also confirmed that all teachers at Trinity Kids, who are possibly second-generation contacts of the said parent, had tested negative.