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MRT Kajang Line : Transit Officer Positive For COVID-19!

Rapid Rail, the operator of the MRT Kajang Line, today confirmed that one of their transit officers tested positive for COVID-19!

Find out what happened, and what you should do if you were on the MRT Kajang Line recently!


MRT Kajang Line : Transit Officer Positive For COVID-19

On 25 October 2020, Rapid Rail announced that a transit officer (also known as the train operator) of their MRT Kajang Line tested positive for COVID-19.

This transit officer last worked on 21 October 2020, and tested positive yesterday, 24 October 2020. He is currently being quarantined in the Sungai Buloh Hospital.

Rapid Rail conducted a deep cleaning and disinfection of that transit officer’s work place according to MOH guidelines.

They also cleaned all of their MRT trains, according to existing protocol to sanitise them every night after they stop operating.

All other Rapid Rail employees who were identified as close contacts of the affected transit officer were placed under self-quarantine for 14 days, and asked to undergo COVID-19 testing.

According to the statement, both MRT and Rapid Bus continue to be safe to use. But passengers are reminded to strictly follow the SOP, including :

  • properly wearing a face mask at all times
  • maintaining good hand hygiene using a hand sanitiser
  • recording their body temperature, and
  • signing in the physical logbook, or using MySejahtera


MRT Transit Officer COVID-19 Exposure : Should You Be Concerned?

Since the MRT is “driverless”, there is little interaction between passengers and MRT staff, so the risk of infection is low.

In accordance with the Malaysia Ministry of Health guidelines, they will be performing contact tracing, and contacting those who came in close contact with the affected employee.

If you happened to be in close contact with the employee, you will be contacted and asked to undergo a screening test.

This infection reinforces the importance of contact tracing, and the MySejahtera mobile app which logs the movements of its users.

While public premises offer physical logbooks, we highly recommend that you use the MySejahtera mobile app, because it allows for easier and faster contact tracing.

Using the MySejahtera mobile app also obviates the need to sign a physical logbook, which usually means using a shared pen – an unnecessary risk factor.

The SARS-CoV-2 virus is easily destroyed by soap, so the deep cleaning operation will definitely clean the outlet of any infectious particles.

But most important of all – we need to remember to always wear a face mask in public. Face masks have been proven to prevent the spread and reduce the risk of being infected.


COVID-19 : How To Keep Safe!

Here are a few simple steps to stay safe :

  • Avoid suspected cases or disease hotpots, like hospitals, if possible!
  • Avoid public events and crowds
  • Keep our hands clean with soap or hand sanitiser
  • Keep our homes, offices, vehicles, etc. clean
  • If you need to wear a surgical mask, make sure you put it on and remove it properly!
  • Wash your food with water (and soap) after purchase and before preparation

Recommended : Soap vs Sanitiser : Which Works Better Against COVID-19?
Recommended : Surgical Mask : How To CORRECTLY Wear + Remove!
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The New Digi 900 MHz Network Spectrum Explained

Digi Telecommunications activated their new 900 MHz network on 1 July 2017, promising wider coverage and better signal penetration in buildings. In this article, we will share with you why this matters to you as a consumer.


The New Digi 900 MHz Network Spectrum Explained

The 900 MHz and 1800 MHz spectrum were originally reserved for use by 2G networks, but in February 2016, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) reallocated certain bands for use by 3G and 4G LTE networks. Digi was allocated 2 x 5 MHz of 900 MHz and 2 x 20 MHz of 1800 MHz for 15 years.

According to Digi Chief Technology Officer, Kesavan Sivabalan, the Digi 4G LTE network reaches 86% of Malaysians in 295 cities and major towns today, while the faster LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network covers 45% of populated areas in Malaysia, covering 80 cities and towns.

The new 900 MHz spectrum not only extends the reach from the base stations, but also penetrates walls better to offer stronger indoor coverage.

To educate consumers on the advantages of the new 900 MHz network, Digi created this advertorial :

Currently, the Digi 4G LTE 900 MHz spectrum covers only 15% of the population in 51 cities and towns. There is an emphasis on rural areas, due to the greater reach of the 900 MHz spectrum, and the lower likelihood of network congestion.


Digi on the MRT

Digi also took the opportunity to announce that their network is also available throughout the underground sections of the newly-launched MRT line. This means Digi customers will enjoy seamless connectivity at all times, while riding on the MRT.

“Customers can stay connected and reachable at all times while they travel on the MRT. They can continue to stream content like music and videos, play online games or even catch up on the reading their favourite websites. This is just another example of what we mean when we say we have the infrastructure in place to cater to our customers’ ever-changing and evolving digital lifestyles,” Kesavan added.

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