New cluster detected in Selangor is linked to Sabah

Election commission staff checking temperature voter at SRS Datuk Simon Fung for Sabah election. — ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE/The Star

The Ministry of Health said that on Monday (September 28), 11 new Covid-19 cases in the country were related to people with a history of travel to Sabah.

That 10 cases is in Selangor and 1 case in Terengganu. Health director-general, Dr. Tan Sri Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement.

The six cases in Selangor are related to a new cluster, which refers to as the “Jalan Apas” cluster.

Dr. Noor Hisham said that the two indexed cases in the cluster were a 26-year-old husband and a 24-year-old wife who have traveled to Tawau and Semporna from September 13 to September 16.

“Both cases developed fever, cough and flu symptoms on September 18. They sought treatment on September 19. On September 24, they were referred to Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital in Klang.

Dr Noor Hisham said: “They tested positive for Covid-19 on September 26 and were taken to Sungai Buloh Hospital.”

Screening of 66 individuals who are close contacts of the husband and wife found six more new cases. The age is between 13 and 60.

“Another 56 people have a negative test result, while the other 2 people are still waiting for the test result.”

Sabah once again set a record of new cases of Covid-19 infection.

Earlier, the government announced the implementation of targeted enhanced movement control orders in the Sabah areas of Lahad Datu, Kunak, Tawau and Semporna.

The enhanced MCO took effect on September 29 (Tuesday) 12.01am in the morning, and the lock-up period will last until October 12, and nearly one million residents will be affected.

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