KUALA LUMPUR: UOB Malaysia has temporarily closed its Kepong branch after an employee there tested positive for Covid-19.
In a statement, UOB Malaysia said the employee, a mortgage specialist based at the branch, had visited Lahad Datu and Semporna, Sabah, between Sept 10 and 13.
A notice displayed at the branch said it will be closed starting today till Oct 5.
“We have conducted contact tracing and all colleagues and customers who came into close contact with the confirmed case 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. We are working closely with the health authorities on any further follow-up measures that may be required,” the statement read.
UOB Malaysia reassured its customers and workers that precautionary measures recommended by the government have been implemented at the premises to ensure everyone’s safety.
“The branch will remain closed as we conduct deep-cleaning of the premises, and will be opened when we receive clearance from the health authorities.”
UOB encourages its customers to continue using its digital banking services, including UOB Personal Internet Banking, UOB Business Internet Banking Plus, and the UOB Mighty mobile app.
“For customers who need to use our branch services, please proceed to our Damansara Uptown and Kota Damansara branches, or any other branch that is convenient for their banking needs.”
Earlier, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that the case is still under investigation and that no new cluster was reported in Kepong.