Model search semi-finalist tests positive for Covid-19

An official statement from The Spring Shopping Mall on a model search contestant tested positive Covid-19.

KUCHING, Oct 30: A Model Search contestant who was at the semi-finals event held in Spring Shopping Mall Kuching tested positive for Covid-19 infection.

The Spring Shopping Mall management in a statement published on their social media page confirmed that the contestant was at the event held at the former Esprit lot, ground floor on Oct 25.

The said contestant initiated the PCR test on October 28 as she was in close contact with an individual who was tested positive on October 26.

“The event that was held at the mall has strictly adhered to standard operating procedures (SOP) set by the authorities. The event space was sanitised by Safe Habitat on the event day,” All the guests and participants had their temperature checked and were thoroughly sprayed with Safe Habitat’s Biolumino 678 (patented Swiss Technology water-based Sanitizer and high-level disinfectant approved by CDC) before entering the premises.

“Social distancing was observed with the seats placed one meter apart and masks were kept on by the audience and crew throughout the show. The limited audience was seated at a safe distance from all the models,” the statement said.


Organisers, relevant members of the crew and employees of the mall including the front liners involved have been requested to undergo testing.

The management also encourages those who might have physical or direct close contact for a prolonged period with the models to go for a test as a precautionary measure.

“We have conducted daily frequent deep cleaning and daily viral fogging in the mall since March and will continue to do so.

“We are ready to assist the authorities with any contact tracing if required and we seek assistance from our community not to spread any unverified news.”

Meanwhile, the shopping mall will remain open and operations will continue without interruption with all SOP guidelines in place. – DayakDaily