Covid-19: Health Minister urges those at mosque gathering to come in for screening


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  • Thursday, 12 Mar 2020

SUNGAI BULOH: Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba has appealed to all those who attended the gathering at a mosque in Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur to come in for screening.

This is after a Bruneian man infected with Covid-19 had participated in the event held from Feb 27 to March 1.

Dr Adham said they were in the midst of tracing those who attended the gathering and needed their cooperation as mosques generally do not keep lists of people attending their functions.

"I appeal to those who were at the mosque for the gathering to come forward to be screened," he said during a press conference after visiting Hospital Sungai Buloh here on Thursday (March 12).

Dr Adham was asked how many people the ministry had traced since it revealed on Wednesday (March 11) that some 10,000 people had participated in religious gathering.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a tweet on Thursday urged those who had attended the gathering to cooperate with its health officials to ensure Covid-19 does not continue to spread.

They are urged to contact the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre hotline 03-8881 0200/ 03-8881 0600/ 03-8001 0700 or their respective district health department as soon as possible.

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