State Health Dept denies viral WhatsApp message of Melaka Sentral Covid-19 case

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  • Saturday, 25 Jul 2020

MELAKA (Bernama): The Melaka Health Department has denied a viral WhatsApp message claiming that foreign nationals who are Covid-19 positive were at the

Melaka Sentral bus terminal on Friday (July 24).

"The voice recordings and images that went viral on WhatsApp were taken at random by unknown individuals, however, the Melaka Health Department would like to clarify that the content of the voice recording involved is not true," said State Health director Dr Ismail Ali in a statement on Saturday (July 24)

Dr Ismail said the passengers were actually members of a Malaysian family who returned home from overseas on Thursday (July 23) through the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

He said all the family members were confirmed to have tested negative for Covid-19 when they were screened at KLIA, and added that they observed the prescribed standard operating procedures (SOP) during the trip back to their home where they would be in quarantine.

Dr Ismail added that a police report had been lodged and advised the public against spreading false information or news.

For verified information or inquiries on the matter, the public can contact the Melaka National Crisis Preparedness and Emergency Response Center (CPRC) at 06-2356999/ 6851 or email - Bernama

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