18 plantation workers in Tatau test positive for Covid-19 triggering new Jalan Tatau-Selangau Cluster

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KUCHING, July 26: Some 18 workers of an oil palm plantation in Tatau were tested positive for Covid-19 which gave rise to a new cluster of coronavirus known as the Jalan Tatau-Selangau Cluster.

According to a report from Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) today, the Jalan Tatau-Selangau Cluster is a workplace cluster involving residents living in a workers’ quarters at an oil palm plantation.

As of to date, a total of 224 individuals have been swabbed with 18 tested positive for Covid-19 with the remaining 206 individuals awaiting the results of their Covid-19 swab test.

SDMC said the workers’ quarters has been placed under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) while the Covid-19 patients have been admitted to Bintulu Hospital and Covid-19 Quarantine and Low Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) for treatment.

The Jalan Tatau-Selangau Cluster is one of the two new clusters of Covid-19 identified in Sarawak.

The other new cluster is Gom Tujuh Cluster in Bintulu.

On the other hand, four clusters namely the Beladin Cluster in Pusa, Jalan Samarakan Cluster in Tatau, Sawai Niah Cluster in Subis and Sungai Separai Cluster in Tatau have ended.

With two new Covid-19 clusters emerging and four ended, there are 86 active clusters of coronavirus in Sarawak with five registered 31 new cases. — DayakDaily