Kuala Koh restriction may be lifted soon

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  • Wednesday, 03 Jul 2019

KOTA BARU: The Red Zone restriction imposed on Kuala Koh in Gua Musang, the settlement of Orang Asli from the Bateq tribe, may be lifted next week barring any deterioration of the current health environment.

Kelantan Health director Dr Zaini Hussin said yesterday that the department would continue to monitor the situation.

On June 12, Kuala Koh was declared a Red Zone following the deaths of 15 Orang Asli, later discovered to be due to measles.

Dr Zaini said a few more residents were admitted to hospital in the last two weeks, but the cases had not been confirmed to be measles.“If the positive situation persists, we will advise the relevant authority (police) to lift the restriction,” he said. — Bernama

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