As we slip back into our CMCO and WFH routines, news of COVID-19 cases at groceries stores continue to fuel concerns.
Jaya Grocer released a statement yesterday (20th October 2020), confirming that two outsourced security guards at its KLIA2 outlet have tested positive for COVID-19. They have since taken swift action in closing the outlet and took the extra step of testing all outsourced staff members at all Jaya Grocer outlets across Klang Valley.
Dear Valued Customers, Since last week, we have taken the initiative to test every single outsourced staff member at...Posted by Jaya Grocer on Tuesday, October 20, 2020
This is the second occurrence of recent confirmed cases in a Jaya Grocer outlet, the first being its branch at Mutiara Tropicana on 17th October 2020. All staff members at the Jaya Grocer Mutiara Tropicana outlet have been tested and the results have returned negative. The branch has reopened again, as of 20th October 2020.
All test results for the Jaya Grocer Mutiara Tropicana staff came back as negative. As a result, we...Posted by Jaya Grocer on Sunday, October 18, 2020
Jaya Grocer allayed the concerns expressed by netizens by further explaining their processes of dealing with the situation.
Meanwhile, a Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) staff member has also tested positive for COVID-19. Similarly, TH announced yesterday (20th October 2020) that they will be carrying out disinfection exercises and taking extra measures to minimise infections risks to other employees and depositors dealing at their counters.
Perhatian kepada para pendeposit TH ❗️ Status dan waktu operasi kaunter TH terjejas PKPB. #tabunghajiPosted by Official : Lembaga Tabung Haji on Thursday, October 15, 2020
As a part of its safety measures, TH has minimised and closed many of its counter operations throughout Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Sabah during this time for the safety of its employees and patrons.
We hope that grocery stores take extra measures to ensure the safety of the public as many turn to cooking at home during these times.
Unless necessary, stay at home and stay safe everyone.
By: Catalina Hubbard