Dr Noor Hisham: Workplaces still biggest contributor to new Covid-19 clusters

Ashman Adam
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A health worker puts a test tube into biohazard plastic after collecting a sample for Covid-19 testing in Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur, January 18, 2021. — Picture by Shafwan Zaidon
A health worker puts a test tube into biohazard plastic after collecting a sample for Covid-19 testing in Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur, January 18, 2021. — Picture by Shafwan Zaidon

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 16 — The Health Ministry today announced that 19 new Covid-19 clusters were detected today.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that out of the 19 new clusters, 14 were related to workplaces.

“Four other clusters were identified to be community clusters and one more involving a high-risk group,” he said.

Of the 19 new clusters, five clusters were detected in Sarawak, four clusters each were detected in Selangor and Johor, two in Sabah and one each in Kuala Lumpur, Pahang, Kedah and Perak.

“Among existing clusters, the cluster that registered the highest number of new Covid-19 cases today are the Tapak Bina Damar cluster (201), Tapak Bina Jalan Segambut cluster (173) and Industri Cyber cluster (161),” Dr Noor Hisham said.

He added that nine existing clusters have also come to an end. They are the Jalan Thamby cluster, Tapak Bina Hevea cluster, Jalan Padu cluster, Pasar Jalan Sentosa cluster, Wawasan Gading cluster, Jalan Datuk cluster, Tampoi Jaya cluster, Rantau Cempaka cluster and Keranji Tabuan cluster.