Let $A$ be a $C^*$-algebra with countable approximate unit. Let $\mathbb{K}$ denote the compact operators on a separable Hilbert space. Mingo and later Cuntz and Higson have shown that the unitary group in the multiplier algebra $M(A \otimes \mathbb{K})$ is contractible in the norm topology. It was then shown by Troitsky in a paper with the title

Geometry and Topology of operators on Hilbert $C^*$-modules

that $U(M(A \otimes \mathbb{K}))$ is also contractible, if it is equipped with the left strict topology, i.e. the topology generated by the semi-norms $\lVert xa \rVert$ for $x \in M(A \otimes \mathbb{K})$ and $a \in A \otimes \mathbb{K}$. Is the theorem still true, if we change from left strict to strict (which is the topology that includes the semi-norms $\lVert ax \rVert$)?