Health Ministry: Covid-19 outbreak discovered in Johor detention centre


Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. -filepic

PUTRAJAYA: A Covid-19 outbreak has been discovered among inmates of a transit detention centre in Johor, says the Health Ministry.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the outbreak - now dubbed the Padang Hijau cluster - has 12 confirmed Covid-19 cases as of Tuesday (April 6).

“The cases under this cluster were uncovered from a targeted screening exercise conducted on inmates at a transit detention centre in Padang Hijau, Kluang.

“So far, there are 12 confirmed cases from 17 individuals who were tested, ” said Dr Noor Hisham in his daily Covid-19 statement.

The cluster is among 10 new ones recorded in the country on Tuesday.

Another new cluster is linked to a religious event in Kampung Bukit Belacon in Lahad Datu, Sabah.

“The Belacon cluster was discovered after one individual developed symptoms and tested positive on April 5.

“After 196 individuals were tested, 17 positive cases were found, ” said Dr Noor Hisham.

Five of the other new clusters are linked to workplaces, while another three are classified as community outbreaks.

Dr Noor Hisham said there are now 354 active clusters nationwide.

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