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3 New Covid-19 Clusters Detected in Malaysia Including One At A Brickfields Restaurant

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Source: Wonderful Malaysia & The Edge Markets

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In the latest update by the Ministry of Health on 19 July, three new Covid-19 clusters have been detected. This is in addition to the four new clusters detected from 16 to 17 July. There seems to be an upward trend recently with two-digit cases being recorded in the last few days.

1. Sepang Rumah Kongsi cluster

Two positive cases have been detected at the Sepang construction site with the index case being an Indonesian worker who infected a Bangladeshi worker.

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

2. Kuala Lumpur restaurant cluster

This cluster was detected at a restaurant located in Brickfields where two Indian nationals tested positive for Covid-19, according to The Star.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that a total of 250 people have been tested including 14 workers and 236 customers. 248 people have tested negative so far.

3. Kuching Jetty cluster

The third cluster in Sarawak involves two Indonesian nationals who tested positive for the virus. A total of 25 fishermen have been screened with 23 testing negative.

Dr Noor Hisham said the cause of the infections in all three clusters are still under investigation.

On 19 July, Malaysia recorded 15 new cases with 11 local cases and four imported cases.

Local cases

  • Kuala Lumpur – one case (foreigner)
  • Selangor – two cases (one foreigner and one local)
  • Johor – one case (local)
  • Sarawak – six cases (five locals and one foreigner)
  • Sabah – one case (local)

Import cases

  • Selangor – two cases (Libya and India)
  • Perak – two cases (United Kingdom)

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Posted by KEMENTERIAN KESIHATAN MALAYSIA on Ahad, 19 Julai 2020

The virus is still within the community and if we do not adhere to the SOPs set in place, we could be looking at a second wave of infections. Please stay safe out there, everyone!

 

Also read: JUST IN: FIVE New Clusters Detected in Malaysia

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