Covid-19: Cluster involving cleaning contractors in KL ends, says Health DG

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  • Thursday, 09 Jul 2020

PETALING JAYA: The Covid-19 cluster involving cleaning contractors in Kuala Lumpur has ended, says Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

"The cluster was detected following the screening of 10 foreign workers under the company's own initiative to screen its foreign workers.

"As of Thursday (July 9), the company had screened 33 workers involving 16 locals and 17 foreigners," he said in a statement.

Dr Noor Hashim said three workers and a close contact, all Indonesians, tested positive for the virus on March 24.

He said the cluster was the first to be detected among foreign workers.

Dr Noor Hashim said this meant that 11 out of the 15 clusters detected in the workplace have ended.

He said there were still four remaining active clusters involving the Kuala Lumpur construction site, cleaning contractors, Pedas, and Kuching construction site.

He added a total of 10,362 individuals were screened from the total 15 clusters as of Thursday involving 4,242 locals and 6,120 foreigners.

Of this, he said 722 had tested positive for the virus comprising 122 locals, 234 Bangladeshis, 212 Nepalese, 109 Indonesians, 36 Myanmarese, seven Indian nationals, one Cambodian and a Vietnamese.

On Wednesday (July 8), Dr Noor Hashim announced the end of the largest and deadliest Covid-19 cluster, the Sri Petaling tabligh cluster.

The first case involving this cluster was on March 11. A total of 42,023 individuals were screened with 3,375 testing positive for the virus.

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