Grab disinfects Marina One offices after employee tests positive for Covid-19

Grab's two-storey workspace in Marina One.
PHOTO: Grab

A Grab employee in Singapore has been diagnosed with Covid-19, the ride-hailing company confirmed.

The employee tested positive on March 7 and is currently receiving treatment in the hospital, a spokesperson told AsiaOne on March 9.

Prior to this, the employee was based at Grab's corporate office at Marina One West Tower and did not handle daily operations on their frontline premise.

The announcement follows reports of a staff member working at Facebook's office in the same building was diagnosed with the Covid-19 on March 6. 

Grab said that all levels of its offices at Marina One were immediately closed for deep cleaning and disinfecting in accordance with the authorities' guidelines.

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The company informed the building's management of the incident, and the lifts and common areas in the West Tower have been sanitised throughout the weekend.

Those working in the affected offices have been asked to work from home till March 11 while Grab works with the authorities to conduct detailed contact tracing with employees and any other parties who may have had close contact with the patient.

In the meantime, Grab said it is providing the employee and his family with support and guidance.

"The health and wellbeing of our employees, customers and partners are a top priority for us. Grab will continue to closely monitor the situation and is ready to implement additional precautionary measures to manage the risk of infection while ensuring minimal impact on our business operations."

Singapore has a total of 150 Covid-19 cases as of the time of writing. 90 of them have recovered and they've been discharged from hospital.

rainercheung@asiaone.com