PM: No new cases from most Covid-19 clusters in Kedah


KUALA LUMPUR: Most of the Covid-19 clusters in Kedah have not recorded new cases, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

The Prime Minister said most clusters including the Sivagangga, Muda and Sanglang clusters did not record any new cases.

"Only the Bah Sintok and Tembok clusters recorded new cases, but it is still under control.

"This shows that measures undertaken by various agencies to curb the spread of the virus in Kedah are effective," he said in his Facebook post after chairing the National Security Council special meeting on Covid-19 management on Friday (Oct 9).

Muhyiddin, who chaired the meeting via video conferencing from his home, said the meeting also focused on the situation in Sabah.

"As cases in Sabah showed an increase, we have agreed that the Education Ministry should consider the need to close the schools in the state.

"The Senior Minister (Education) will make an announcement on this matter," he said.

The capacity of hospitals in Sabah to treat Covid-19 patients was also discussed, he added.

"The meeting has agreed that the Health Ministry should discuss with the Armed Forces (ATM) to get aid in terms of medical facilities, which can be provided by the ATM's Medical Corps," he said.

Muhyiddin also said he has instructed the Immigration Department to make the management of illegal immigrants in Sabah a priority as their entry to the state is among the reasons for the spike in cases.

"This include increasing the capacity of Immigration detention depots to place undocumented immigrants and to ensure they are not exposed to the risk of being infected with Covid-19," he said.

New Covid-19 cases in Selangor and Federal Territories were also discussed during the meeting especially on the case involving a SK Bangsar student.

"We agreed that the Education Ministry should issue an order to close schools if any teacher or student is Covid-19 positive, without waiting for the Health Ministry's risk assessment," Muhyiddin said.

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