Staff from the Ministry of Health run Covid-19 screening test at the Sri Petaling Mosque.
Staff from the Ministry of Health run Covid-19 screening test at the Sri Petaling Mosque.

KUALA LUMPUR – The management of the Sri Petaling Mosque made a plea to all tabligh participants who attended the Jor Qudama and Ulama convention recently to go for health screening immediately following the fear of Covid-19 infection among them.

Abdullah Cheong and the committees of Markaz Dakwah & Tabligh Malaysia, Sri Petaling requested all 28 tabligh centres (syabguzari) nationwide to take full responsibility and be compliant with the authorities so that the public woes, tensions and misunderstandings can be subsided.

“The national crisis authorities from various departments are working round the clock in overcoming the outbreak.

“They have repeatedly reminded us to take appropriate measures to curb the spread of the disease.

“Those who attended the Jor Qudama’ and Ulama’  must contact their district health clinics or CPRC hotline immediately to get guidance and medical treatment,” he said in a plea adding that the management had sent notices to the members of the congregation.

He added, all activities which could cause concerns and the outbreak must be stopped immediately for the time being.

Management representatives from the Masjid & Madrasah Sri Petaling (from left): Khairi Akbar, Ustaz Mansur Ismail & Dr Fauzi Othman
Management representatives from the Masjid & Madrasah Sri Petaling (from left): Khairi Akbar, Ustaz Mansur Ismail & Dr Fauzi Othman

Throughout the quarantine period of the Sri Petaling Mosque, no one is allowed to enter and exit the mosque until further notice.

“We hope that the decision will be followed and implemented whole-heartedly. Remember, all these are tests from Allah SWT. Insya Allah (God willing), we will take this opportunity to practice our faith at our homes to pray more.

“May Allah SWT bless all our efforts,” he said in a notice.

Last Saturday, the Ministry of Health said that a total of 4,942 participants of the tabligh convention have been identified.

Director-General of Health, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said, from that amount, 3,069 participants voluntarily went to the health clinics for screening and 137 individuals were referred to the hospital.

Only 1,634 individuals had symptoms of infection in their respiratory track and samples have been taken from them.

Meanwhile, 2,932 participants will be monitored from their homes for a period of 13 days from the date they last attended the convention.

The investigation was held following a report by the International Health Regulations (IHR) Focal Point (FP) Brunei which confirmed its first Covid-19 positive case in that country which had travel record to Malaysia.

The case was reportedly to have attended the tabligh convention at the Sri Petaling Mosque from 27 February to 1 March 2020.

An estimation of 14,500 participants from several countries including Malaysia had attended the convention. -MalaysiaGazette

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