Jalan Taiton Cluster in Bau yields 75 infections, becomes sixth active cluster in Sarawak

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By Ling Hui

KUCHING, March 19: The newly declared government training academy cluster dubbed the Jalan Taiton Cluster in Bau has seen 75 individuals test positive for Covid-19 so far, including the index case.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in a report today, disclosed the cluster involved trainers, facilitators and staff members of the academy.


Investigations found the index case of the cluster to be one of the academy facilitators, a local male who was detected positive for Covid-19 through a self-test on March 13.

“The spread of the infection is believed to be due to close association and contact among staff, trainers and facilitators in the academy,” said SDMC.

A total of 139 individuals have been swabbed, and 64 samples returned negative results.

SDMC gave assurance that all positive cases have been admitted to the Bau Covid-19 Assessment Centre (CAC) or quarantined at the academy itself.

As of today, Sarawak has six active clusters. — DayakDaily