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Palm oil plantation workers trigger new Covid-19 cluster in Kinabatangan

24 Aug 2021

By Wartawan Nabalu News

KOTA KINABALU: A new workplace cluster in Kinabatangan has been detected today known as the Sungai Pin 3 cluster.

In a statement today, Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun stated that the index case is a 51-year-old farmworker who works at a palm oil plantation in Sukau who tested positive on Aug 9 after having symptoms since July 27.

Following the case, the index case was taken to Kinabatangan Hospital for further treatment.

“Fifty-five out of 83 close contacts tested positive, including 52 new cases today involving the index case’s farmworkers and dependents.

“However, Covid-19 sampling and disinfection activities are still being conducted to assess the risk of new infection spreading to other farms,” he added.


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