New Covid-19 sub-cluster detected in Rembau, says Health DG

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  • Wednesday, 08 Apr 2020

PETALING JAYA: A new Covid-19 subcluster in Rembau, which is linked to the tabligh gathering at the Sri Petaling mosque, has been identified by the Health Ministry.

Health director-general Datuk Seri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) said the cluster involved staff members at a school which later spread to several other locations in Rembau, such as Pedas, Pilin, Kundur and Batu Hampar.

“As of April 8 noon (Wednesday), there were 27 patients identified as being Covid-19 positive, including two cases being treated in the Intensive Care Unit, ” he said.

The cluster, he said, was first detected when a few teachers at the school were tested Covid-19 positive.

“We believe that the spread of the virus can be traced to a meeting held at the school, which was attended by an index case (Patient 448) who was a participant of the Sri Petaling event.

“The teachers and staff members of the school who were infected later infected their family members and other villagers, to the point that there were three generations of infections.

“Investigations also found that there were those who visited the houses of sick relatives, even though the country is currently under the movement control order (MCO), ” he said in a press conference at Putrajaya on Wednesday (April 8).

He urged Malaysians to follow the advice given and to play their respective roles in adhering to the MCO.

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