SIBU: The Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) depot which houses its Public Works Division at Jalan Teng Chin Hua here has been closed with immediate effect Saturday evening (Jan 23).
SMC chairman Clarence Ting said this was done after one of the staff was confirmed to be positive for Covid-19 infection.
“We have been informed that one of our staff members at MPS depot has been confirmed positive.
“Standard operating procedures (SOPs) has been put into place at the SMC depot for all staff to comply with,” he said in a statement.
Ting said, following that, all the staff stationed at the depot were instructed to undergo the Covid-19 PCR screening test immediately.
According to him, all of them have been instructed to do so and must undergo screening.
“If he or she fails to do so, action will be taken and the SMC will also report any staff member who fails to undergo screening to the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) and the Ministry of Local Government and Housing (MLGH),” said Ting.
He said the depot will be closed until sanitisation works are completed.
“The SMC will reorganise sanitisation works at the depot to protect the health and safety of our staff and community,” he said.
Ting explained that sanitisation had already been carried out on Friday (Jan 22) at the SMC depot.