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SABAH RECORDS THREE NEW COVID-19 CLUSTERS



13 June 2021

By Wartawan Nabalu News


KOTA KINABALU: Sabah registered a total of three new Covid-19 clusters today involving the districts of Kota Kinabalu, Tuaran, Penampang, Kota Belud, Keningau and Lahad Datu.


The Eioz Selatan cluster which involves three districts namely Kota Kinabalu, Tuaran and Penampang was first detected among workers of Servay Express Warehouse at KKIP.


Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said that the virus has spread over their workplace and has infected its workers from the three districts.


However, the situation has gotten worse when the virus had also infected the workers' family members.


“The index case of this cluster is a 23-year-old male who works as a general worker and lives in Taman Sri Rugading, Tuaran. He tested positive on June 3 after having symptoms.


"Close contact screening found 10 more positive cases among the staff’s colleagues and family members,” he said in a statement, adding that close contacts are still being traced and cause of infection is under investigation.


Masidi stated that the Kampung Kebayau cluster which involves Kota Belud and Kenigau was believed to have started from a funeral ceremony at the village on May 26.


"The index case is a 26-year-old construction worker who had symptoms of fever, cough, sore throat and was tested positive on June 3.


"Following the case, a total of 112 individuals have been screened which involve the index case’s family members, close contacts and casual contacts. Out of the total, 27 of them tested positive,” he added.


Meanwhile, the Jalan Ageseh cluster in Kudat also involves a workplace of an electrical engineering company and has a cumulative total of 15 cases.


“The index case is a 64-year-old woman who tested positive for the virus on June 9.


“Through an active contact tracing, 51 close contacts have been screened and from the total, 14 tested positive,” he added.


Masidi said all individuals who tested positive have been brought to Lahad Datu Hospital and PKRC Lahad Datu for further treatment.


“All close contacts were also directed to undergo for quarantine at the PPR Sri Sepagaya Quarantine Centre. Cause of infection is still under investigation,” he stated.

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