KUALA LUMPUR: IKEA today affirmed that its store in Damansara, near here, has been shut down for a day, as one of its part-time workers is suspected of having contracted Covid-19.
The Swedish furniture brand took to its Facebook page to announce that its Damansara outlet will undergo sanitisation and deep cleaning works.
IKEA added that the store is expected to resume operations tomorrow.
“We were informed on Nov 6 that one of our part-time workers is suspected of having Covid-19, and is currently under the care of the authorities, waiting to be tested.
“The worker’s last working day (at the store) was on Oct 30.
“As a pro-active precautionary measure, our store (in Damansara) will be closed on Nov 7 (today) to undergo sanitisation works and deep cleaning, in accordance with the Health Ministry’s standards,” the post read.
IKEA added that the health, safety and wellbeing of all of its workers, customers, partners as well as the community, remain its top priorities.
“We are working with public health officials and will act on their advice.
“At IKEA, we will continue to do our part by ensuring all necessary preventive measures are in place in our stores for everyone’s comfort and safety.
“These measures include the MySejahtera application for contact tracing, physical distancing markers, thermal scanners at all entry points, and hand sanitising stations among others,” it added.