Covid-19: Number of infections in educational institutions at a worrying level, says Melaka state health director


MELAKA: The Covid-19 infection rates at educational institutions in the state has reached a worrying level, says the Melaka Health Department.

State Health director Dr Rusdi Abd Rahman said there were 261 students registered as positive, which had led to the emergence of four education clusters.

"The four clusters are Jalan Kemendor Jasin involving 39 vocational students; Jalan Tun Telani involving 135 vocational students from Melaka Tengah; Jalan Hang Tuah Jaya 2 involving 58 college students of Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) and Jalan Pengkalan Batu involving 29 students of a religious school-SMKA Sultan Muhammad," he said.

He was speaking to the press after attending an operation to check on health safety in conjunction with the Lunar New Year here on Tuesday (Jan 25).

Dr Rusdi said that his team was also monitoring the development of a religious school at Telok Mas here when 20 of the students were tested positive recently.

"We anticipate more schools to be impacted over the next few days and it has reached a worrying trend although there is one Omicron variant case in all the four education clusters," he said.

Dr Rusdi also noted that there were 15 Omicron variant cases in the state up to Tuesday (Jan 25).

He added that nine cases of the variant were recorded at Melaka Tengah district, followed by three cases each at Jasin and Alor Gajah districts.

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