Covid-19: Sources of infection for 69 cases still unknown

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KUCHING, April 7: The Health Ministry has revealed that there are 69 sporadic cases of Covid-19 in Malaysia so far, with the sources of infection still unknown.

Ministry of Health (MoH) director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah who spoke at the ministry’s daily Covid-19 briefing today said the sporadic cases were detected after more than 8,000 people were screened for ILI (Influenza-Like Illness) and SARI (Severe Acute Respiratory Infection).

“After further investigations were made, most of the positive cases from ILI or SARI screening were related to other clusters. Therefore, MoH would like to advise all public and private health workers to use personal protective equipment (PPE) when they treat ILI or SARI patients in the ICU or in screenings at clinics and hospitals,” Dr Noor Hisham said.

He also revealed that the four largest cluster cases identified so far are the religious gatherings in Seri Petaling (42 per cent), individuals with travel history to Italy in Kuching, religious gatherings in Kuching and a wedding in Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor. — DayakDaily