EPF office in KL closed after Covid-19 case detected

KUALA LUMPUR: The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) at Jalan Raja Laut will be closed from today until March 13 for the disinfection of office space and surrounding areas, after one person tested positive for Covid-19.

In a statement, EPF said the office will resume operations next week, March 16.

The patient, an EPF member, has been admitted to hospital for further treatment.

“The EPF member was at the EPF Jalan Raja Laut office on Feb 27 (from 2 to 2.30pm), and was confirmed positive for Covid-19 on March 3. However, there is no confirmation on whether the member was infected with Covid-19 before he came to the EPF office.

“We have also identified the EPF officers who may have been exposed to the member and have sent them for tests. Other officers have also been quarantined,” the statement read, adding that EPF would continue to work closely with the authorities in reference to any further action.

Meanwhile, EPF counters in other locations will operate as usual.

Members are encouraged to make transactions online through the i-Akaun application except for matters which require attendance.

“All counters and exposed surfaces at the EPF premises are cleaned continuously throughout the day. Counter staff are also required to clean their hands every 30 minutes.

“Visitors are required to undergo a body temperature check before entering the premises,” it said.