Covid-19: 22 workplaces part of 30 new clusters today

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Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah confirmed 22 of the new clusters originated from workplaces. — Picture by Hari Anggara
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah confirmed 22 of the new clusters originated from workplaces. — Picture by Hari Anggara

KUALA LUMPUR, July 9 — Thirty new Covid-19 clusters were recorded by the Ministry of Health today (MoH), 22 of which involved workplaces around the country, including the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

In a statement today, health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that of the workplace clusters, there were six each in Johor and Selangor, three in Kuala Lumpur, two each in Melaka and Perak, and one each in Negeri Sembilan and Sarawak.

“This cluster was identified through targeted screening at the workplace involving employees of a service company located at Southern Support Zone, KLIA, Sepang,” he said regarding the cluster dubbed the South Zone T cluster

Fifty-five Covid-19 cases have been identified in relation to the South Zone T cluster to date, after a total of 254 people were screened.

The eight clusters today that did not involve workplaces included four “community” clusters, three of which were found in Kelantan, and one located in Sabah.

Two clusters involving detention centres were recorded in Sarawak, along with another cluster in a detention centre in Selangor.

The remaining two clusters were identified as a “high-risk group” cluster in Pahang and an “other education” cluster in Selangor.

The number of active Covid-19 clusters in the nation stands at 865, while 2,164 clusters have ended.

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