UOB temporarily closes Kepong branch after employee tests positive for Covid-19

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd has temporarily closed its Kepong branch here after an employee tested positive for Covid-19.

The bank in a statement Tuesdar (Sept 22) said that the employee, a mortgage specialist at the Kepong branch, had visited Lahad Datu and Semporna in Sabah between Sept 10 and 13,2020.

“We have conducted contact tracing and all colleagues and customers who came into close contact with the employee will be contacted by the end of the day.

“They are being asked to self-quarantine for 14 days while they monitor their health and await further instructions from the authorities,” it said, adding that the branch closure included access to its self-service banking machines.

UOB Malaysia said the bank had implemented precautionary measures recommended by the government at its premises to ensure the safety of everyone.

It said the branch would remain closed for a deep clean and would reopen after receiving the necessary clearance from the health authorities.

The bank has urged customers to proceed to the nearest branches in Damansara Uptown or Kota Damansara, or any other branches, for banking services.

Meanwhile, CIMB Group Holdings Bhd has confirmed that its Kota Damansara and TTDI branches are open as usual.

In a statement, it said five staff members from CIMB Mobile Sales Force (MSF), Kota Damansara who were in close proximity with a confirmed Covid-19 patient are now in Sungai Buloh Hospital for testing and are undergoing quarantine while waiting for the results.

“These five MSF staff have not been in contact with any CIMB Kota Damansara or TTDI branch staff. For both locations, the branch and MSF centres are on separate floors of the respective buildings,” it said.

As a precautionary measure, both buildings will undergo thorough sanitisation and deep cleaning tonight to ensure the health and safety of its customers and staff, it added. – Bernama