July 20, 2020

Brickfields eatery among three new Covid-19 clusters detected, says Health DG

PUTRAJAYA, 16 Julai -- Ketua Pengarah Kesihatan Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah bercakap pada sidang media harian berkaitan penularan wabak COVID-19 di Kementerian Kesihatan hari ini. Sebanyak 3 kes baharu positif COVID-19 dilaporkan setakat tengah hari tadi sekaligus menjadikan jumlah kumulatif kes yang positif di negara ini sebanyak 8,737 kes manakala yang telah pulih sebanyak 12 kes dan tiada kes kematian akibat jangkitan itu direkodkan hari ini dengan jumlah kumulatif kematian sebanyak 122 kes. --fotoBERNAMA (2020) HAK CIPTA TERPELIHARA PUTRAJAYA, July 16 -- Director General of Health Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah spoke at a daily press conference on the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic at the Ministry of Health today. A total of 3 new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported as of noon this afternoon making the cumulative number of positive cases in the country 8,737 cases while those that have recovered 12 cases and no deaths due to the infection were recorded today with a cumulative number of deaths of 122 cases. --fotoBERNAMA (2020) COPYRIGHTS RESERVED

PETALING JAYA: Three new Covid-19 clusters cases have been detected around the country, with six reported cases so far.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said two positive cases have been detected each in the “Sepang Rumah Kongsi cluster”, the “Kuala Lumpur restaurant cluster”, and the “Kuching Jetty cluster”.

The two positive cases at the Sepang construction site involved an Indonesian and a Bangladeshi worker, the former being the index case and the latter a close contact of his.

A total of 96 people have been screened for the virus – including nine Malaysians – with 94 testing negative so far.

Dr Noor Hisham said a total of 250 people had been tested – 14 workers and 236 customers – with 248 people testing negative.

As for the Kuching Jetty cluster, both cases involved Indonesian nationals.

A total of 25 fishermen have been screened in this cluster, with 23 testing negative for Covid-19.

The cause of the infections in all three clusters is still under investigation, said Dr Noor Hisham in a statement on Sunday (July 19).

Fifteen new Covid-19 cases were reported on Sunday.


Photo and news source: thestar.com.my

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