An increasing number in Covid-19 cases, has caused panic among Malaysians. This deadly virus has resulted in the closure of numerous shopping malls in the country. Following suit are two major bank branches where cases of infections have been identified.
Maybank has closed two of its branches located at Wangsa Maju and Sri Petaling after possible exposure to a case involving an external person. In a media statement yesterday, the bank announced that it was closing the two affected branches temporarily to further safeguard its customers and employees from contracting the fatal virus.
Alliance Bank Malaysia Bhd (Alliance Bank) said the bank employee tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from Sabah on 27th September.
According to the bank officer, “The staff has not had any physical contact with other employees at the branch from that point forward, and is presently going through clinical treatment at a government hospital.”
The bank added that it will adhere to all security measures in complying with the rules set by the Ministry of Health (MoH) in combatting the novel coronavirus.
In just 10 days, a new wave of COVID-19 clusters were reported yesterday after a sharp increase in infections began prior to a surge of travel to and from Sabah for the recently held state elections. The current COVID-19 infection rate has hit a critical level and according to the Health’s ministry director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah,
“We have seen increasing cases lately, and that is probably the beginning of a new wave. It depends on us, on whether we can flatten the curve again.”
According to CoronaTracker (which cites figures from various agencies including WHO), the total number of COVID-19 cases worldwide at the time of writing this article stood at 33.87 million cases at the same time and 1,012,992 deaths. The total number of recoveries stood at 80.88%.