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COVID-19: CNY DINNER CAUSE OF MAWAR CLUSTER IN SANDAKAN



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22 Feb 2021


By Wartawan Nabalu News


KOTA KINABALU: Sabah recorded a new Covid-19 cluster today known as Mawar cluster in Sandakan which stemmed from a Chinese New Year dinner gathering.


Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said 15 Covid-19 cases were recorded today from the cluster, bringing the cumulative total to 15 cases.


"The index case of this cluster was detected through screening of symptomatic individuals at a private clinic on Feb 22.



“Close contact screening found that 14 family members were detected positive Covid-19 through the RTK Ag tests," he said in a statement today.


"It was also found that the transmission occurred when the family gathered for a Chinese New Year dinner at their house on Feb 12," he added.