Director-General of Health, Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah at a news conference on the latest development of Covid-19 in Malaysia. PIX: SYAFIQ AMBAK / MalaysiaGazette / 02 APRIL 2020.
Director-General of Health, Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah at a news conference on the latest development of Covid-19 in Malaysia. PIX: SYAFIQ AMBAK / MalaysiaGazette / 02 APRIL 2020.

By Nizam Zain

PUTRAJAYA – A total of 138 staff from the Ministry of Health (MOH) were tested positive of Covid-19 as of 12.00pm yesterday.

Its Director-General, Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, none of the case we caused by the management of patients from the Covid-19 ward and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the MOH facility.

“A total of 58 cases were associated to the wedding ceremony attended by an individual who attended the assembly in Seri Petaling. 14 cases were correlated with the Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) and light symptoms where they did not know or inform about their status.

“Two of the cases from this group did not inform that they had attended the Seri Petaling assembly,” he said at a news conference today.

Noor Hisham also said that from the amount, nine cases were contacts of Covid-19 positive family.

“Six cases had history of travelling abroad, 4 cases were friends to Covid-19 positive cases, three cases were revealed from field screening tests and two cases had attended the Seri Petaling assembly.

“The cause of infection for the remaining 42 cases is still under investigation,” he said. -MalaysiaGazette

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