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).