New isolated Covid-19 cluster involving ship crew at Port Dickson emerges

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  • Monday, 31 Aug 2020

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PETALING JAYA: A new isolated Covid-19 cluster has been identified involving a ship's crew at Port Dickson, says the Health Ministry.

“The ship involved has a travelling history of originating from Singapore’s port, ” it said in a statement on Monday (Aug 31).

“A total of 34 crew members have been screened on Aug 28, and from the total, four tested positive for Covid-19, six tested negative and 24 others are still awaiting results, ” it said.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the four positive cases were asymptomatic and involved two Malaysians and two non-Malaysians.

“After being tested positive, they were sent to the Sungai Buloh Hospital, thus not having any risk of local community transmission as it is an isolated imported cluster, ” he added.

“Prevention and control measures such as disinfection and the decontamination process has been carried out on the ship, ” he said, adding that the cause of infection was still under investigation.

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