KUALA LUMPUR, July 19 — Three new Covid-19 clusters have emerged in Malaysia, Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said today.
He said two Covid-19 cases have been detected at each of the clusters in Sepang, Kuching jetty and a restaurant in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur.
He added that all who tested positive were foreign nationals.
“As of 12pm today the Sepang cluster involving a construction site has had 96 workers screened. Out of the total, eight were locals while 63 were Indonesians, 22 Bangladeshis and two Myanmar nationals.
“The two positive cases from Sepang are an Indonesian and a Bangladeshi from close contact,” Dr Noor Hisham said in a statement today, adding that the remaining 94 tested negative for Covid-19.
The Brickfields restaurant cluster saw 250 individuals screened for Covid-19, of which 236 were patrons while 14 were the restaurant staff.
The positive cases were two Indian nationals due to close contact.
“The Kuching jetty cluster involved a screening of 25 fishermen where two tests came back positive.
“Both were Indonesians and contracted the virus from close contact while the others were negative for Covid-19,” Dr Noor Hisham added.
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