‘Genting Cafe’ among nine new Covid-19 clusters reported today in Malaysia

R. Loheswar
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Health officers conduct the Covid-19 antigen rapid test at Laurent Bleu, CMC Centre Cheras January 11, 2021. — Picture by Choo Choy May
Health officers conduct the Covid-19 antigen rapid test at Laurent Bleu, CMC Centre Cheras January 11, 2021. — Picture by Choo Choy May

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 18 — The Ministry of Health (MOH) has identified nine new Covid-19 clusters in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Pahang, Kelantan, Negri Sembilan, Johor and Sabah.

The new clusters are dubbed the Era Duta and Jalan Nipah construction site clusters in Kuala Lumpur, Taman Tasik Sg Chua cluster in Selangor, Genting Cafe cluster in Pahang, Pulau Lima cluster in Kelantan, Jalan TJ cluster in Negri Sembilan, Jalan Suria cluster in Johor, and the Bukit Bendera and Serga Mahar clusters in Sabah.

“To date, 660 clusters have been reported, including today’s nine, while 361 clusters have ended. The total number of active clusters now stands at 299.

“Of these existing clusters, 81 reported new cases, with the most coming from the Muda (217), Perdana Avenue (145) and Bina Casuarina (76 cases) construction site clusters,” Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement today.

“The Genting Cafe cluster is a workplace cluster where index case 118,989 was reported as positive on January 3. To date, 104 individuals have been screened, with 31 others found positive as well.”

The Taman Tasik Sungai Chua cluster involves the districts of Hulu Langat in Selangor. The first case was reported on January 18. A total of 147 individuals have been screened and 60 more were found positive.

The first case of the Serga Mahar cluster in the district of Kinabatangan, Sabah was reported on January 16 from a workplace screening. An additional 250 individuals were screened and 58 more found positive.

The Jalan Bukit Bendera cluster reported its index case on January 7. It involves a public institution situated on Jalan Bukit Bendera in Kota Kinabalu. An additional 20 people were found positive in this cluster.

The Jalan Suria cluster involves a private medical institution situated along its namesake road in Johor Baru. The first case was reported on January 17 and a further 24 were found positive from 686 screenings.

The Jalan Nipah construction site involves the district of Titiwangsa in Kuala Lumpur. From 517 screenings, 29 were found positive after the first case was reported on January 18.

The same goes for the Era Duta construction site cluster whose first case was reported today and subsequently 20 more were found positive from 420 screenings.

The Pulau Lima cluster in Pasir Puteh, Kelantan saw the index case reported on January 10. Another 27 individuals were screened at the locality of the first case and nine more were found positive.

The Jalan TJ cluster was a factory cluster in Seremban where the first case was reported on January 7. The factory in question is situated along Jalan TJ in the Tuanku Jaafar industrial park. A total of 129 individuals have been screened, with another 39 returning positive results.

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