11 Covid-19 cases linked to three clusters in Sarawak — Health DG

Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah

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KUCHING, April 21: Eleven Covid-19 positive cases in Sarawak have been linked to three clusters, according to Ministry of Health (MOH).

Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said four cases were link to a church conference cluster, bringing the total cumulative cases for that cluster to 193.

“Another five cases were linked to the Italy cluster, bringing it to a total of 59 cases. The remaining two cases came from the healthcare workers’ cluster, bringing that to a total of 40 cases,” Dr Noor Hisham said at the ministry’s daily Covid-19 media briefing in Putrajaya today.

Meanwhile, MOH has detected 95 positive cases involving Malaysians returning from overseas.

Melaka recorded 37 cases, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya (32), three cases each in Sarawak and Johor, and two cases in Selangor.

Dr Noor Hisham said this was expected, considering more than 180 countries around the world were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

He pointed out that requiring all Malaysians returning from overseas to be quarantined under the Movement Control Order was an appropriate action for the government to take.

“Since April 3, a total of 12,160 Malaysians have returned from overseas. Of these, 7,910 individuals have been sampled so far and 95 cases tested positive — hence we can see an increase in the number of cases reported in their home state,” he added. — DayakDaily