Kurau Cluster Perak Hari Raya Aidiladha visits Director-General of Health Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah at a news conference on the latest development of Covid-19 in Malaysia. PIX: MOHD ADZLAN / MalaysiaGazette / 17 JULY 2020 Covid-19 cluster PUI Sivagangga Cluster Satok Cluster
Director-General of Health Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah at a news conference on the latest development of Covid-19 in Malaysia. PIX: MOHD ADZLAN / MalaysiaGazette / 17 JULY 2020

KUALA LUMPUR – The Ministry of Health (MOH) identified two new clusters today in Kedah and Sarawak namely the PUI Sivagangga, India Cluster and the Satok Cluster.

The Patient under Investigation (PUI) Sivagangga Cluster started from a permanent resident who returned to Malaysia from India on 13 July (case 8,937).

The patient was tested negative during the Covid-19 screening at the entrance of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), said Director-General of Health, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

The restaurant owner had undergone Home Surveillance Order (HSO), however, was found not to observe the regulations under the order and the authorities are taking actions against the matter.

The patient was tested positive in the subsequent screening and was admitted to Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital in Kedah.

Following that, active tracing and screening of close contacts have been carried out.

As of 28 July, 28 close contacts have been screened. Out of that amount, five were tested positive of Covid-19.

Four other individuals tested positive from this cluster are non-citizen workers of the restaurant and a family member of the index case. All positive cases reside at the same place.

Noor Hisham said, the Satok Cluster was detected at a market in Satok, Kuching where the Covid-19 screening was conducted at the market.

As of 28 July, 229 traders have been screened and from that amount, four were tested positive of Covid-19.

All positive cases showed no symptoms and they have been admitted to the Sarawak General Hospital for treatment.

Prevention and infection control activities have been carried out at the market including sanitisation and disinfection of the premise. –MalaysiaGazette

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