Oil rig cluster detected in Bintulu waters, 15 confirmed cases so far

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By Ling Hui

KUCHING, July 3: An oil rig cluster, dubbed the Bintulu 35 Cluster, has been detected involving a workplace located within Bintulu’s maritime waters.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said the oil rig where the Covid-19 cases were reported is currently under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO).

“A total of 83 individuals were screened where 15 cases tested positive for Covid-19 including the index case, and 68 more samples are awaiting laboratory test results,” it said in a statement on Covid-19 update today.

SDMC also assured that all positive cases related to the cluster were admitted to Miri Hospital and Miri Low-risk Treatment and Quarantine Centre (PKRC) for isolation and treatment purposes.

Meanwhile, Sarawak recorded three other new Covid-19 clusters today namely the Jalan Haji Taha Cluster in Kuching, Pagar Tebedu Cluster in Tebedu and Semuja Cluster in Serian.

At the same time, five clusters which are the Tanjung Kibong Cluster in Sibu, Jalan Jambusan Cluster in Bau, Lubok Nitih Cluster in Saratok, Sungai Sian Cluster in Meradong, and Jalan Pinang Riam Cluster in Miri were declared to have expired today.

With that, there are now 96 active clusters left in Sarawak. — DayakDaily