KUALA LUMPUR, 18 March 2020 – Standard Chartered Malaysia confirms that one employee from
the Petaling Jaya branch has been tested positive for COVID-19. The Bank is providing full support to the affected employee and family.
The confirmed case has not been to any Standard Chartered branches or premises since 28 February when they went on leave. Upon return from travelling abroad on 13 March, the person has practised self-quarantine as a precautionary measure. It was after symptoms developed during the quarantine period that they went to the hospital for a check, and was confirmed yesterday evening.
All the Bank’s branches and office premises have been and will continue to be thoroughly disinfected, in line with the Ministry of Health’s guidelines. Currently, it is business as usual. The Standard Chartered Bank remains vigilant and is monitoring the situation very closely.
As well as ensuring all local regulatory authority requirements are met, they have instituted additional measures such as reduced face-to-face meetings, work-from-home arrangements and split operations for certain functions as well as cancelling or rescheduling community events.
Other precautionary measures include temperature screening as well as increased frequency of sanitisation at all our branches and office premises. Face masks have been distributed to employees and hand sanitisers have been made available at all common areas throughout the premises of Standard Chartered.
Standard Chartered have also put in place restrictions on business-related travel and on returning employees from countries with travel restrictions in place. These are updated continuously in response to external conditions and government advisories.
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