Floods: Baby among four Covid-19 cases detected at Johor relief centres


JOHOR BARU: A four-month-old baby is among those who tested positive for Covid-19 at temporary flood relief centres (PPS) in Johor.

State health and unity committee chairman Ling Tian Soon said four people have tested positive for the virus as of Friday (Jan 12) since the floods started two weeks ago.

“The four of them, aged between four months old and 60 years old, are located at PPS in Pontian, Mersing and Kota Tinggi.

“They do not have serious symptoms and are currently being quarantined at their respective PPS.

“The situation is under control and the state health department will continue to monitor and conduct daily tests to prevent the spread of Covid-19,” he said.

Ling was met by reporters after he presented appointment letters to 157 newly-appointed Johor unity ambassadors at the Sri Stulang Flats here on Saturday (Jan 13).

He also urged flood evacuees who feel unwell to inform the officials on duty at their respective PPS.

As of 4pm on Saturday, Johor has recorded 1,515 evacuees seeking shelter at 14 PPS in Johor Baru, Kota Tinggi, Batu Pahat, Segamat, Kluang and Mersing.

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