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UOB Kepong Branch Employee Alleged To Have Been Affected By Covid-19, Bank Has Yet To Confirm

UOB Kepong Branch Employee Alleged To Have Been Affected By Covid-19, Bank Has Yet To Confirm

Pictures of people in hazmat suits in front of a UOB branch has been circulating the internet.

Tasneem Nazari

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Malaysians online are questioning UOB about an apparent Covid-19 case at one of their branches.

Several photographs of what looks like officers from the Health Ministry and a notice allegedly posted at UOB’s branch in Bandar Manjalara, Kepong has been circulating on the internet.

(Credit: WhatsApp)

According to the notice, an employee of the bank “has been affected by the transmission of the Covid-19 virus”.

The notice states that the bank’s management has decided to temporary close the branch for two weeks to carry out disinfection efforts and will only reopen on 6 October.

Several people who look like they might be from the Health Ministry were photographed in front of a UOB branch. (Credit: WhatsApp)
Several people who look like they might be from the Health Ministry were photographed in front of a UOB branch. (Credit: WhatsApp)

It advises customers to visit UOB branches in Kota Damansara or Damansara Uptown for any over-the-counter services, or visit their website for any services that can be done online.

Facebook user Wai Onn Chan tried verifying the information by posting the question on UOB Malaysia’s Facebook page.

Is it accurate that UOB Bandar Menjalara had a case of COVID -19?

Posted by Wai Onn Chan on Monday, September 21, 2020

The page administrator responded to his query saying that an official announcement will be posted on their website. 

However, at the time of writing, there has not yet been any confirmation from UOB Malaysia on the news.


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