Covid-19: Ladang Desa Jerocco 2 cluster emerged in Kinabatangan
13 Sept 2021 By Wartawan Nabalu News
KOTA KINABALU: A new cluster has emerged involving a workplace infection in a palm oil plantation in Kinabatangan.
Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said that the Ladang Desa Jerocco 2 cluster is categorised as a workplace infection with a cumulative total of 55 positive cases.
“The index case is a 39-year-old Indonesian farm supervisor who tested positive after having symptoms since Sept 1.
“Since then, he was brought to Kinabatangan Hospital for further treatments,” he said in a statement today.
According to Masidi, further investigation found out that the 54 close contacts who tested positive are the index case’s workers and dependents.