Contact us now, Kulim health office to passengers on Seremban-Sg Petani bus

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  • Sunday, 22 Mar 2020

KULIM: The Kulim district health office is urging passengers of a Seremban-Sungai Petani bus that operated on Monday night (March 16) to contact the office immediately in connection to what is believed to be the Covid-19 outbreak.

In a Facebook post on Sunday (March 22), the health office said the bus departed Seremban at 8.30pm on March 16, the same day the movement control order (MCO) was announced.

"The bus had the licence plate number PLQ 9689 and was operated by Bas Ekspress Jasmine.

"It made stops in Shah Alam, Ipoh, Kamunting, Bagan Serai, Parit Buntar, Nibong Tebal, Kulim and Butterworth, before finally arriving in Sungai Petani.

"Passengers who boarded the bus are urged to contact the Kulim district health office operations room at 04-4949121," said health office.

In a similar incident, the Kuantan district health office moved to trace passengers of another long-distance bus.

That bus, from Larkin Sentral station, Johor Baru to Kuantan Terminal Sentral, also made its journey on the night of March 16.

All the passengers reported to the health office.

According to Health Minister Dr Adham Baba, one passenger in the JB-Kuantan bus tested for Covid-19 and boarded the bus in violation of quarantine rules while awaiting the result.

The test, which takes up to 24 hours to complete, subsequently found the passenger to be positive.

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