Following a confirmed case of the COVID-19 in one of its employees on Tuesday (10 March), the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has stepped up its precautionary measures.

In a statement to the media, the company said detailed contact tracing has been carried out to identify those who have had direct contact with the employee, placing them on home quarantine and through medical screening.

MCMC has also taken the following pre-emptive measures to secure its premises from the spread of the virus:

  • From 30 January 2020: Provision of hand sanitisers on all office floors and common areas;
  • From 28 February 2020: Carrying out mandatory body temperature checks at the main entrance of the office lobby;
  • From 9 March 2020:?All MCMC State Offices began sanitisation and cleaning processes.
As part of its business continuity plan, MCMC has issued a travel advisory to all staff to cancel all overseas and domestic travels, for both business and personal, as well as approved a scheme to reimburse all staff due to travel cancellations, encouraging staff to make the right decisions.

The press release stated: "The wellbeing of all staff and family members remains our highest priority. Operations at the MCMC Headquarters, old building in Cyberjaya and state offices nationwide are not interrupted. The consumer complaints front desk, however, will be temporarily closed to mitigate the risk of infection via direct contact."

MCMC also advised its staff to practise social distancing by keeping at least a one-metre space between one another, and stressed that it will continue to lead in taking all necessary steps to ensure the safety of the public and prioritise the health of all staff.

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