IPOH: The Perak Health Department has denied that several housing areas and villages in the Chemor sub-district have Covid-19 cases with the easily-transmitted South African variant.
In a short reply to reporters via WhatsApp, Perak Health director Datuk Dr Ding Lay Ming said there was no truth to the matter.
"Fake news," she said when asked to comment on a message on the topic that has gone viral.
The message, purportedly by the Chemor penghulu, claimed that cases with the South African variant have been detected in RPT Tawas Tambahan, Taman Chemor Ria , Taman Mas Baru, Desa Chemor Impian, RPT Batu 10 Chepor, Taman Bertuah, Taman Klebang Jaya and Taman Tawas Indah.
It also urged residents and villagers to observe the standard operating procedures.