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Random Checks in Pahang Detect 3 New Covid-19 Clusters Among Foreign Workers

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Source: Nikkei Asian Review

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Just as infections all across Malaysia comes to a slow down, the Ministry of Health have been recording a rise in cases among foreign workers. The past week has seen three-digit increases, most of which are illegal immigrants currently being held at immigration detention depots in West Malaysia.

Now, the ministry has detected three new Covid-19 clusters in Pahang involving 15 foreign workers, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

According to NST, seven new cases were detected at a plantation in Bera while six were detected at a sawmill and another two at a construction company in Maran.

These cases were detected after the state health department conducted random checks. Dr Noor Hisham said it is still not known where the source of infection came from.

“Those who tested positive were isolated and currently receiving treatment, while close contacts who tested negative are being quarantined for 14 days,” he said.

Malaysia recorded 57 new cases on 31 May bringing the total number to 7,819 including 6,353 recoveries and 115 deaths.

 

Also read: KKM: New Covid-19 Cluster Detected In Putrajaya Detention Centre

Source: Malay Mail

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