Six voters seen to display Covid-19 symptoms at Chini by-election

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  • Saturday, 04 Jul 2020


PETALING JAYA: Six voters were seen to display Covid-19 symptoms at the Chini by-election as of 3pm on Saturday (July 4).

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the six voters were referred to its treatment camp and cast their ballots there.

He said among the Health Ministry's measures for Covid-19 at the Chini by-election was that voters who failed the temperature screening and who were symptomatic would vote at a special tent with a standard operating procedure (SOP) in place.

"The voter will then be examined by the medical team for further action," he said in a statement on Saturday (July 4).

He said that 98 other voters had also been referred to the treatment camp.

"One voter was referred to the Health Clinic for further treatment," he said.

Separately, Dr Noor Hisham also said the Pudu cluster had ended.

The cluster was the housing cluster in Kuala Lumpur that was detected from a screening of workers at a construction site, he said.

"The first positive case from this cluster was detected on May 10 following a Covid-19 screening that was carried out on the workers there based on the initiative of the employer," he said.

Dr Noor Hisham said as of July 3,3, 387 people had been screened and 80 were found to be positive Covid-19.

He said 97.5% were foreigners involving 69 Bangladeshis, seven Myanmar nationals and two Indonesians, adding that two positive cases were Malaysians.

"Results from the investigation found that the factors that contributed to the spread of Covid-19 was its crowded and cramped living space.

"This situation had resulted in no social distancing measures practiced among those who were tested positive," he said.

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