TTDI Gym Member Gets Covid-19

Menara Ken TTDI says Babel has conducted a thorough club-wide disinfection.

KUALA LUMPUR, March 16 — A member of a gym at Menara Ken TTDI has contracted Covid-19, the building management announced.

Menara Ken TTDI in Taman Tun Dr Ismail here said it received notice yesterday from gym Babel that one of its members — who last visited Babel TTDI on March 4 — had tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

“Babel had since conducted a thorough club-wide disinfection on 13th March and we have been and are continuing to do the same for all the common areas in Menara Ken TTDI,” Menara Ken TTDI said in a statement.

“We have been implementing temperature checks for ALL entrants into the building at the main entrance and before each individual enter the carpark. We kindly seek your understanding that we will turn away anyone found to have a temperature reading of 38 deg Celsius or more.”

Dr Tara Smith, an epidemiology professor at Kent State University, told Vox that sweat generally isn’t a transmission route for respiratory viruses like Covid-19.

“Think more about how you might touch your nose and then touch equipment, or cough on a hand and touch equipment, than about the sweat itself,” she was quoted saying.

Vox reported, however, that gyms are a risk for transmission due to the possibility of the coronavirus living on weights or mats.

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