Friday, October 30, 2020

New Covid-19 cluster detected in Lahad Datu, Sabah

This follows the screening of new detainees at the Lahad Datu district police headquarters, seven of whom tested positive for the virus.

Other News

Sukar kawal Covid-19 jika PRK Batu Sapi, PRN Sarawak diadakan, kata PM

Pada masa kini, tiada siapa berani membantu SPR menggendalikan pilihan raya kerana takutkan wabak Covid-19.

Typhoon Molave just battered Vietnam, Philippines, now Goni is on its way

Goni will be Vietnam's ninth typhoon of the year.

Japan tests virus measures at near-full baseball stadium

The experiment will see three daily matches played at the 32,000-seat Yokohama Stadium with 80 to 100% of seats filled.

Qatar to prosecute those behind invasive airport searches

Qatar government also reiterates its apology for the invasive gynaecological searches of women passengers at Doha airport.

799 kes baru Covid-19, 491 dilaporkan pulih

Angka keseluruhan Covid-19 kini berjumlah 30,889 kes.

A new Covid-19 cluster has been detected in Lahad Datu, Sabah, the health ministry said yesterday.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the cluster, known as the Benteng LD Cluster, was discovered following the screening of new detainees at the lock-up of the Lahad Datu district police headquarters.

“A total of 50 detainees were screened on Aug 28 with seven positive cases detected while 43 individuals tested negative for the virus,” he said in a press conference in Putrajaya yesterday.

Noor Hisham said of the positive cases, six were illegal immigrants and the seventh was a Malaysian. The detainees, who were asymptomatic, were admitted to the Lahad Datu hospital.

“Prevention and infection control measures such as cleaning and disinfection processes have been carried out at the identified locations. Active case detection activities and close contact screening are ongoing,” he added.

He said the cause of infection was still under investigation.

In the meantime, he said, the health ministry had found a slight increase in the infectivity rate or R-naught (R0).

“On Aug 26, the reported R0 was 0.74, but now it has increased to 1.0,” he said.

He also said the ministry welcomed the decision to block the entry of long-term pass holders from India, Indonesia and the Philippines from Sept 7 onwards.

He urged members of the public to continue observing the government’s SOPs.

“Members of the public must play their roles in the fight against Covid-19 with a full sense of responsibility to the community and the country,” he said.

Subscribe to our newsletter

To be updated with all the latest news and analyses.

Related Articles

Japan tests virus measures at near-full baseball stadium

The experiment will see three daily matches played at the 32,000-seat Yokohama Stadium with 80 to 100% of seats filled.

799 new cases, 3 more deaths

466 of the new cases reported in Sabah.

PM tinjau persiapan penghantaran bantuan ke Sabah

Antara barangan yang dibawa termasuk pelitup muka, peralatan perlindungan diri (PPE), pelindung muka, baju penutup badan.

WHO in Europe says virus lockdowns should be ‘last-resort’

Downsides to national lockdowns include poor mental health, increases in domestic violence and damage to the economy, WHO warns.

France, Germany head towards lockdown as virus surges in Europe

France and Germany are now taking bold steps to shut down social life in the face of spiking infections across the continent.