Covid-19: Five new clusters detected, three linked to workplaces involving construction, factory workers


PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry has recorded five new Covid-19 clusters which were detected in Selangor, Johor, Melaka and Sabah.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in his daily Covid-19 updates said three of the clusters are workplace outbreaks.

The Tapak Bina Jalan Kenangan cluster in Klang, Selangor involves workers of a construction site in Meru.

“The positive cases were found from a targeted screening exercise conducted at the construction site. A total of 121 individuals were screened and 31 positive cases were found,” said Dr Noor Hisham.

The Teknologi Tenggara cluster in Johor involves workers of a factory in Jalan Kluang, Batu Pahat.

“The index case of this cluster tested positive after undergoing a screening for individuals returning to their home countries.

“So far, 146 individuals have been screened and 12 positive cases have been detected under this cluster,” he said on Thursday (March 11).

The Jalan Masyhur Enam cluster in Johor Baru is also related to factory workers, and so far 52 positive cases were found from the targeted screening exercise conducted there.

An outbreak was also uncovered among detainees at the Machap Umboo immigration detention depot in Alor Gajah, Melaka.

Dr Noor Hisham said 530 individuals were tested, and 83 tested positive.

Meanwhile in Kalabakan, Sabah, a community cluster has been found in a village.

Dr Noor Hisham said the Jambatan Satu Bombalai cluster has 15 confirmed cases so far after 41 individuals had to be screened.

Dr Noor Hisham said there are now 440 active clusters nationwide.

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