COVID-19 PREVENTION MEASURES
Media Source: Hunza Press Release
COVID-19 PREVENTION MEASURES
Date: 16 Mar 2020
As a responsible developer and mall owner, Hunza Properties Berhad takes the safety and health of our staff as well as stakeholders at utmost priority. We had in place precautionary measures across our premises since February 2020 when the Covid-19 outbreak escalated far and wide. We started with company-wide travel advisory to affected countries and implemented measures such as placing hand sanitizers at key access areas within our offices to encourage our staff as well as stakeholders to practice high level of hygiene awareness.
With World Health Organization (WHO) recently declaring Covid-19 as a global pandemic and the intensified situation here in Malaysia, we have strengthened the precautionary instruments in place on top of deploying additional measures across our premises to mitigate any possible risk to our staff and stakeholders.
For Gurney Paragon Mall, we have initiated scheduled cleaning of public areas as well as amenities (handrails, escalators, lift, door handles and mall directory) on daily basis (5 times per day on weekday and 6 times per day on weekends) on top of increased wipe down in all of our restrooms. We have also started temperature screening of every shoppers in various access points into the mall and installed more hand sanitizers at key areas with high footfall.
For the adjoining Hunza Tower, we are implementing the similar measures of temperature screening at the access points for all office workers and visitors, as well as increased daily cleaning in all public areas. To ensure the effectiveness of these precautionary actions, we have also reduced public access points into both Gurney Paragon Mall and Hunza Tower. Any person with recorded temperature exceeding 38°C / 100.4°F will be politely refused entry into our premises. Concurrently, any staff under Hunza Properties Berhad and our subsidiaries who is found to be unwell or was in proximity with any of the affected areas will be asked to seek immediate medical advice and observe self-quarantine as accordance to the guideline by Malaysia’s Ministry of Health and World Health Organization.
Our corporate office, sales galleries and construction sites are also fitted with the necessary temperature scanning instruments, periodical cleaning and sanitization to ensure the well-being of our staff. Safety briefings have been conducted to our construction personnel on-site, and all staff have been informed to observe hygienic practices at all times. These measures have all been implemented with immediate effect.
In responding to any possibilities ahead, we have also formed an Emergency Action Team which is tasked with planning and managing situations arising from this occurrence. Further from here, we look forward to opportunities to work closely with the relevant authorities in keeping the situation here in Penang under control.
With all the precautionary mechanism in place, we would like to assure all that Hunza Properties Berhad and our subsidiaries are placing the health and safety of our staff as well as stakeholders before everything else. These proactive initiatives are meant to emphasize the principle of “prevention is better than cure”, and we hope to play our part in the community. These are also in alignment with our Corporate Mission of “Care for the welfare of our employees” and “Contribute to society”. We will continue to monitor the situation accordingly, and will comply with all the guidelines as set by Malaysia’s Ministry of Health and World Health Organization.
Last but not least, we would like to thank our stakeholders for the kind understanding and support towards our initiatives. We look forward to be of continuous service to all in our premises.
HUNZA PROPERTIES BERHAD
About Hunza Properties Berhad
Hunza Properties Berhad (HPB) is a multi-award winning property development company based in Penang with more than 40 years of experience in the real estate industry. The portfolio of the company covers affordable to luxury apartments, condominiums, landed properties, gated communities and townships, restoration of heritage buildings, shopping mall and office towers. It also has presence in overseas market such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Singapore, Indonesia and Australia.
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Mr. Andy Koay Choon Sean
Hunza Properties Berhad
汇华身为房地产发展商及葛尼百丽宫购物商场持有人，极度重视员工和公司 利益相关者的安全与健康。 自 2020 年 2 月新冠病毒疫情不断蔓延，我们已 在公司内部的整体运营采取了预防措施。我们也向提供全球旅游服务的专业 旅行社咨询新冠病毒疫情涉及的地区，减少出门到疫情严重的国家，同时采 取防范措施，例如在公司内部放置洗手液，以鼓励公司员工和利益相关者提 高个人卫生意识。
随着世界卫生组织（WHO）最近宣布新冠病毒(Covid-19)成为全球大流行病， 本公司更严厉看待，加强了防范措施，在各个主要场所设置更多措施，以减 低员工和利益相关者对新冠病毒感染的风险。
这段期间，本公司已在葛尼百丽宫购物商场采取积极行动，拟定清洁计划， 开始每天（即工作日每天 5 次，周末每天 6 次）定期清洁公共区域、设施 （包括扶手，手扶电梯、升降机、门把和购物中心目录）以及洗手间。 我 们也开始对进入葛尼百丽宫购物商场各入口的购物者进行温度筛查，并在人 流量大的关键区安装更多的洗手液。
葛尼百丽宫的办公大楼，我们也在所有上班族和造访者的入口处实行温度筛 查措施，并在所有公共区域增加日常清洁。 为了确保这些行动的有效性， 本公司也减少在葛尼百丽宫购物商场和办公大楼的公共出入口。若任何人士 体温记录超过 38°C / 100.4°F，都被邀请离开公司范围。根据马来西亚卫生部 和世界卫生组织的指南，汇华产业有限公司及旗下子公司的员工若发现身体 不适或曾接触受新冠病毒影响的区域，员工都必须隔离，遵守条规。
目前，本公司的办公大楼、各销售展示厅和各建筑工地也都配备了必要的温 度扫描仪器和执行定期清洁与消毒计划，以确保公司上下员工的健康与安全。 这些防范措施皆即时生效。公司已向各个建筑工地的施工人员进行了安全简 报，同时全面告知所有工作人员须高度遵守个人卫生守则。
为了应对未来任何突发状况，汇华产业有限公司组织了一支紧急行动小组， 以进行计划和处理新冠病毒引发的突发事件。除此之外，公司将与有关当局 密切合作，跟进与关注疫情最新资讯，以控制槟城疫情的局势。
汇华产业有限公司及旗下子公司时刻将员工及公司利益相关者的健康和安全 放在首位，积极执行新冠病毒防范措施，旨在“预防胜于治疗”，履行本公 司的企业文化及社会责任。公司将继续跟进与关注疫情趋势，时刻遵守马来 西亚卫生部和世界卫生组织制定的所有准则。
汇华产业有限公司坐落于槟城，是一家荣获多项奖项的房地产发展公司。汇 华产业集团拥有 40 多年的房地产发展经验，建筑超过 1 万 5 千个住宅与商 业单位，包括时尚住宅公寓、可负担公寓、独立式房屋、围篱住宅区、文物 建筑修复、购物中心和办公楼。汇华集团业务遍及国内外市场，包括香港、 台湾、中国、新加坡、印度尼西亚、澳大利亚等。