Covid-19 situation in Kubang Pasu to be monitored following emergence of new cluster, says Ismail Sabri

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 30 Jul 2020

PUTRAJAYA: The Covid-19 situation in Kubang Pasu, Kedah will be closely monitored before any decision is made to enforce the enhanced movement control order (MCO) in the area, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said for now, authorities had taken action by closing the Community Development Department (Kemas)-run kindergartens and daycare centres for 14 days, as preliminary measures to contain the transmission of Covid-19.

Ismail Sabri said this was done following the emergence of a new cluster known as "Sivagangga cluster".

“We will monitor the situation and see if there is a spike in cases. If there is, the Health Ministry will discuss with the National Security Council and will decide if the enhanced MCO should be enforced,” he said here on Thursday (July 30).

The Sivagangga cluster involves an owner of a nasi kandar restaurant in Napoh, Jitra, a family member and four workers.

Kedah Kemas director Noor Azman Abd Rahman was reported as saying that among the kindergartens believed to have close contact with the Sivagangga cluster were Tabika Kemas Kampung Natoi, Tabika Pekan Jitra, Tabika Kampung Bemban and Tabika Kampung Tebing.

The close contact involves guardians and parents who are believed to have gone to the restaurant.

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