Consultancy firm clarifies none of its staff infected with Covid-19

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KUCHING, July 14: Konsortium Bumi Consultants and Services Sdn Bhd (KBCS) today clarified that none of its staff has contracted Covid-19 in response to certain social media posts getting circulated since yesterday.

“We wish to clarify that there is no positive Covid-19 case among our employees in KBCS. Only two of our employees were at the same site with the KTA engineer (Covid-19 positive known as case 579) during a site visit.

“Our staff practised social distancing and wore masks at all time during the site visit. Nonetheless, they performed all the necessary tests on July 13, 2020 at Klinik Kesihatan Batu Kawa as a precautionary measure.

“Their test results are negative. Additionally, to comply with the Persons-Under-Investigation (PUI) requirement under the SOP (standard operating procedure), they will be quarantined at home until July 22, 2020,” reads the statement issued here today.

KBCS also affirmed that its staff always practised strict SOP within and outside its office.

“Our office is sanitised regularly and disinfected every day after work. Wearing masks and taking temperatures are compulsory whenever we enter the office. Hand sanitisers are also provided at our office reception counter to prevent the spread of Covid-19.”

KBCS reiterated that its employees were its most valuable assets in the company and their health and safety are its top priority.

“In this challenging time, KBCS management is still maintaining our staff strength to make sure that the income of our staff is not affected in this difficult time.”

The statement also clarified that there has been what the company deemed ‘irresponsible’ viral messages across social medias have resulted in some of its appointments, meetings, submissions, and project deliveries being cancelled or postponed.

“This has direct impact on the management’s burden and risking our employees’ wellbeing during this challenging time.

“Discrimination as such should not be tolerated as it has created unnecessary troubles for our employees. Some of them were denied flying (permission) while some were asked not to return to their own house.

“We understand the public’s concern over the pandemic. KBCS would like to reaffirm that we will undertake all the necessary measures for as long as they are required of us. We urge members of the public to stop spreading discriminating statements and fake news so that we can fight this pandemic together,” it added. — DayakDaily