Covid-19 cases traced back to wedding feasts

KOTA BARU: Wedding feasts held without a police permit and standard operating procedure are behind the rise of Covid-19 cases in Kelantan.

State housing, local government and health committee chairman Dr Izani Husin said negligence and a lackadaisical attitude had also resulted in new clusters and recent increases in Covid-19 cases.

“Perhaps the public chose to take it easy on the SOP following the decline in the number of cases, ” he told reporters after a State Security Action Committee meeting chaired by Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob in Kota Darulnaim yesterday.

Also present was deputy state police chief Senior Asst Comm Abdullah Muhammad Piah.

Dr Izani said the increase in cases was also due to teachers getting infected after attending a wedding feast and then spreading the virus to others.

Meanwhile, Abdullah said police would monitor all wedding ceremonies in the state and would issue compounds of RM1,500 to RM10,000 to those who fail to get a permit and adhere to the SOP.

“Many feasts have been held without a permit and from today, the state police will tighten enforcement of the SOP and intensify monitoring at all wedding ceremonies regardless of whether the organisers have applied for a permit or not, ” he said. — Bernama

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