90 Terengganu cases caused by interstate travellers

KUALA TERENGGANU: Interstate travel by 35 individuals from Covid-19 red zones to Terengganu during the recent Hari Raya celebration had led to 90 new cases in the state.

Terengganu Health director Dr Nor Azimi Yunus said violation of the SOP on interstate and inter-district travel was uncovered as those infected involved family members.

It also caused a surge in cases in the affected localities, which were in three districts.

“In Kuala Terengganu, 40 people tested positive due to interstate travel by 13 individuals, while in Hulu Terengganu, nine individuals who crossed into the state caused 26 people to be infected with the virus.

“In Kemaman, eight individuals who embarked on interstate and inter-district travel caused 24 people to be infected.

“Had these people complied with the SOP, the infection would not be extensive and would also not involve grandparents, aunties, uncles and cousins, ” she said in a posting on Facebook.

Dr Nor Azimi also confirmed that the Gong Badak branch of the Jakel Trading Sdn Bhd outlet in Kuala Nerus had been ordered to close for 14 days until June 6 after 17 staff members tested positive for Covid-19. — Bernama

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