Not true that nearly half the residents in Shah Alam housing estate down with Covid-19, says community group


PETALING JAYA: A claim that 40% of the residents in a housing estate in Section 23 Shah Alam are infected with Covid-19 is untrue, reports Sinar Harian.

In a statement on Sunday (May 16), the residents' community association of Section 23 (PKS23) said it had discussed the claim with Shah Alam district police headquarters, with a view for further action to be taken.

The statement added that infections in the area did not spread through the surau as alleged in a number of viral messages.

It said only 7.5% of houses in the estate are affected, with only 2.5% of the residents involved.

“The ambulances seen in the housing estate belong to a private company in the area, and do not carry any Covid-19 patients.

“Neither has the housing estate been placed under the enhanced movement control order, nor barbed wire fencing installed by the authorities, ” it said.

Claims that 40% of the residents in the housing estate were infected with Covid-19 after a person who contracted the virus from a close contact spread it among a terawih prayer congregation, went viral on Saturday (May 15).

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