COVID-19: 1 Utama cluster increases to 63 while Tesco Mutiara Damansara reports one case

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PETALING JAYA (Oct 14): The COVID-19 cluster from the 1 Utama shopping complex here has gone up to 63 cases, the Petaling District Disaster Management Committee (Petaling JPBD) stated.

Petaling JPBD chairperson Johary Anuar said 6,000 workers at the shopping complex had been screened while testing on shoppers began today with 110 tested so far, Malaysiakini reported.

Of the positive cases detected, 16 were workers in the mall including one from the mall’s management team.

Most of the cases involve the mall's security personnel with 44 cases detected, while three cases were detected amongst the mall’s customers. Some of the cases were from outside the Petaling district.

“In light of this situation and based on recommendations from the Petaling District Health Office, the Petaling JPBD has decided that the 1 Utama shopping complex management should continue testing on all workers.

“The complex’s management must also ensure that its security company appoints new security personnel, who must not be appointed among those who are close contacts of the infected security workers.

“All new security personnel must undergo COVID-19 screening before starting work,” Johary said in a statement today, Malaysiakini reported.

1 Utama has been shut down since Oct 11 after several cases were detected amongst the mall’s workers.

Meanwhile, the Tesco Extra Mutiara Damansara nearby posted on its Facebook page at 8pm that an intern working at the hypermarket had tested positive for COVID-19.

Tesco said it will be cleaning and disinfecting its premises and will reopen at 10am tomorrow.