COVID-19: NEW WORKPLACE CLUSTER IDENTIFIED IN LAHAD DATU
9 July 2021
By Wartawan Nabalu News
KOTA KINABALU: A new Covid-19 cluster involving a workplace has been detected in Lahad Datu and was suspected to have been brought in from Indonesia.
Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said the index case is a 48-year-old Indonesian woman who tested positive for the virus on July 6 through workplace screening.
"The index case travelled to Sabah on June 25 with two of her grandchildren. She was then asked to undergo quarantine at the Mas Sabah Plantation before she reports for duty.
"After exhibiting symptoms such as cough and sore throat since July 3, she along with several of her family members who were also undergoing quarantine then went for a swab test," he said in a statement today.
Following the discovery, 64 close contacts have been screened with 14 of them testing positive, bringing the cumulative total of cases in the cluster to 15.
"All of them have been referred to Lahad Datu Hospital for further treatment and the district's quarantine centre for isolation.
"All close contacts were also asked to undergo quarantine ar the PPR Sri Segaya quarantine centre," Masidi stated.