The Health Ministry (KKM) has discouraged large-scale gathering events due to the concerns over the spread of the Omicron Covid-19 variant, but stressed that the attendees to comply strictly to the SOPs if they must.
Recently, an Internet celebrity brokerage company had held an annual dinner to express its gratitude to its employees and partners for their continuous support. While things went smoothly that night, it took a quick twist after some guests were tested positive for Covid-19 a few days later.
According to China Press, Malaysian influencer Cathryn Li had taken to her Instagram Stories to warn the 500 guests who attended the event of the possible Covid-19 infection, urging them to undergo self-quarantine and perform self-tests.
The annual dinner was reported to have taken place on 16 February and several influencers were invited, including Dissy K and DJ Amber Na as the live performance guests.
Meanwhile, the company has issued a statement on its Instagram on 19 February, confirming the unfortunate incident and urged the guests to undergo self-quarantine.
“The company has just received a notification that some guests are suspected to be infected by Covid-19 after they attended the annual dinner on 16 February.”
“We apologise for this. Despite enforcing the SOPs prescribed, unfortunate things had still occurred.”
“We are deeply sorry. Here, we would like to request for all the guests who attended the event to follow the procedures set by the Health Ministry. Self-quarantine and isolation.”
Meanwhile, those who were reported to have attended the annual dinner include Lim Shang Jin, Gatita Yan, Charles Tee and Mona, as well as other influencers.