Emart: Infected kuih peddler did not operate near Batu Kawah mall

Sanitisation works at Emart Batu Kawah shopping mall during the night on Oct 24, 2020.

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Oct 25: The mobile van kuih seller who was reported to have been infected with Covid-19 yesterday (Oct 24) did not operate within the vicinity of Emart Batu Kawah Shopping Mall.

Emart Malaysia, on their official Facebook page, released a clarification notice explaining that all vendors and stalls normally operating outside the mall had stopped their activities since May 2020.

“Dear valued customer, we hereby would like to clarify that the business location of the mobile van selling ‘kuih’ did not operate within Emart Batu Kawah Shopping Mall.

“We would like to inform you that all tamu (eateries) and ‘kuih’ stalls outside the mall had stopped operating since May 2020 ever since the Covid-19 outbreak,” it said.

Clarification notice by Emart Malaysia on SDMC statement yesterday (Oct 24, 2020).

This notice was in response to the official statement by State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) yesterday on Covid-19 updates in the state.

Emart Batu Kawah Shopping Mall was, among others, mentioned under the list of locations visited by Covid-19 Case 777, a local woman who was selling ‘kuih’ for a living.

Nonetheless, Emart Batu Kawah has since the report immediately performed full disinfection and sanitisation in the shopping mall last night.

It further assured the public that the shopping malls of Emart would be practicing daily sanitising and cleaning on all facilities in order to provide a safer and more hygienic environment to its shoppers.

“Let’s work together to beat Covid-19,” it added. —DayakDaily