MIRI, 29 Oct: A total of five Covid-19 cases were detected from Oct 28 and 29 in Miri division.
This was disclosed by the Miri Division Disaster Managemebt Committee (DDMC) in a press statement today.
The statement read, three cases involved oil and gas personnel from Kuala Lumpur who came to Miri to sign on to the offshore platform.
They were immediately quarantined at designated hotels upon arrival and the testing were tested positive.
A total of 23 close contacts have been identified including flight passengers, family members in West Malaysia, and a van driver to date.
All the close contacts have been quarantined, the statement said.
Meanwhile, the remaining two cases that were detected are linked to the positive cases in Kuching Division-Greenhill Cluster.
A total of 64 close contacts in Miri have been identified and issued home quarantine order till today.
Further testing will be arranged for all the close contacts by the health department.
Based on the investigation that was done, the three oil and gas personnel cases will be classified as Import Category B (from another State) and the two remaining cases as Import Category C (from another division).
Miri DDMC advises the public to remain vigilant and practice avoidance of 3C (Crowded, Confined and Close Conversation) and adopt 3W (Wash, Wear & Warn) strategies as advocated by the Ministry of Health Malaysia.
There are no reasons to close down premises and business centers that are related to these cases.
These business premises can operate as usual.
They are advised to perform general cleaning and sanitation exercise as per Covid prevention measures advised by the Ministry of Health Malaysia.