TM employee tests positive for Covid-19


Modified 20 Mar 2020, 9:14 am

Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) today confirmed that one of its employees has been tested positive for Covid-19 infection.

In a statement today, it said the employee based at Menara TM ONE in Damansara, Kuala Lumpur is now receiving medical attention at a government hospital.

"The employee is suspected to have developed symptoms outside of the office," it said, adding that the employee has been on leave since March 11.

TM said it is taking all possible measures to mitigate further spread of the virus and keep its employees safe.

"Menara TM ONE was immediately put under lockdown since last night and is currently undergoing full disinfection as advised by the Ministry of Health (MOH)," it disclosed.

Meanwhile, detailed contact tracing is being carried out by the MOH and TM Covid-19 response team to identify and inform those who had close contact with the employee, as well as investigate where the employee might have contracted the virus from.

Concurrently, those who had been in close contact with the employee were immediately put on home quarantine and advised, should they develop symptoms, to contact the nearest district medical centre for further instructions.

- Bernama