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34 students, lecturers at Negeri Sembilan college test positive for Covid-19

Other students at the college have been placed under temporary lockdown.

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Thirty-one students and three lecturers at the Negeri Sembilan Matriculation College in Kuala Pilah near Seremban have tested positive for Covid-19.

Kuala Pilah security and disaster management committee chairman Mohd Faizal Abdul Manap said all of them were sent to the Tampin quarantine and treatment centre yesterday.

He said 105 others who had been in close contact with the infected students and lecturers have also been quarantined while waiting for their test results.

“Starting yesterday, we also implemented administrative control to curb the spread of the coronavirus. A total of 523 students and lecturers took the test yesterday and their results came back as negative,” he said when contacted today.

Faizal said the students at the college have been placed under temporary lockdown and no one is allowed to enter or leave with compound fines to be issued to any individual who violates the order.

Nevertheless, he said parents were advised not to panic over the current development.

Yesterday, Negeri Sembilan recorded 181 new cases, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 108,958.

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