Firm clarifies no staff positive for virus

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KUCHING: Konsortium Bumi Consultants and Services Sdn Bhd (KBCS) has clarified that there is no positive Covid-19 cases among its employees.

The architectural and engineering consultancy firm said only two of their employees were with the KTA engineer (case 579th) during a site visit.

“Our staff practised social distancing and wore masks at all times during the site visit. Nonetheless, they performed all the necessary tests on July 13 and the results are negative,” it said in the statement yesterday.

Additionally, it said the two employees were undergoing home quarantine until July 22.

“We practise strict standard operating procedures (SOPs) within and outside the office where we sanitise regularly and disinfect every day after work,” it said.

KBCS also said they had been many fake news and discriminating statements circulating on social media against some local companies and schools, and the statements were irresponsible and damaging to the companies, schools, and individuals working for these companies and schools.

“In this challenging time, KBCS management is still maintaining our staff strength to make sure that the income of our staff is not affected in this difficult time.

“Sadly, these irresponsible viral messages across social media have resulted in some of our important appointments, meetings, submissions, and project delivery being cancelled or postponed,” it said.

It added this had created unnecessary trouble for their employees where some were stopped from flying and some were asked not to return to their own homes.

“We understand the public’s concern. KBCS would like to reaffirm that we will undertake all the necessary measures for as long they are required of us.

“We also urge the public to stop spreading discriminating statements and fake news so that we can fight this pandemic together,” said KBCS.

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