COVID-19: TAWAU REGISTERS NEW RICH PARK CLUSTER
4 April 2021
By Ilona Andrew
KOTA KINABALU: Tawau today registered one new Covid-19 cluster with a cumulative total of 12 positive cases as of Sunday.
In a statement today, Local Government and Housing Datuk Masidi Manjun said the cluster which recorded 10 new cases today is known as the Rich Park cluster.
"The index case of the cluster was a 58-year-old school headmaster living in Taman Rich Park.
"He exhibited symptoms and tested positive after undergoing a screening test on April 1 at a private clinic," he said.
He added that the index case was believed to have contracted the virus after attending a wedding ceremony of a family member in three different locations on March 26 with a total of 30 attendees at each of the venue.
"The index case also attended a meeting which saw at least 50 people. To date, a total of 95 individuals have been screened with 12 of them tested positive.
"Contact tracing activities are currently being conducted actively," said Masidi who is also the Local Government and Housing Minister of Sabah.