Covid-19: 15 people who were at Jitra mosque pass away within two-week period


PETALING JAYA: Fifteen people who at a mosque in Taman Mahsuri, Jitra in Kedah have passed away from Covid-19 within a two-week period, reported Harian Metro.

Kedah health and local government committee chairman Datuk Dr Mohd Hayati Othman said the deaths occurred two weeks ago after the virus spread among them in May.

"Yes... until today, 15 people have died. This information was obtained from the Kedah state health department.

"The virus spread among the Taman Mahsuri cluster and the area was also placed under enhanced movement control order for two weeks form May 18 to 31," he told Harian Metro on Sunday (June 13).

Dr Mohd Hayati said their deaths proved that Covid-19 was deadly as it could kill people within a short time frame.

"We hope people will continue to register to get their vaccine so we can obtain herd immunity," he said.

According to Harian Metro, Dr Mohd Hayati was responding to a 32-second video clip honouring those who had died.

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