Health D-G: After tabligh, two biggest clusters from Kuching church, Bangi wedding | Malaysia


Health workers in protective suits are seen at Selangor Mansion in Jalan Masjid India April 6, 2020. —Picture by Firdaus Latif
Health workers in protective suits are seen at Selangor Mansion in Jalan Masjid India April 6, 2020. —Picture by Firdaus Latif

PUTRAJAYA, April 6 — The two biggest Covid-19 clusters after the Sri Petaling tabligh cluster are a result of mass gatherings, Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah revealed today.

He said the first cluster is related to a a three-day religious gathering at a church in Kuching, Sarawak which has caused two deaths, followed by a wedding reception in Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor.

He also urged the public against stigmatising those linked to the clusters.

“From (Kuching) cluster, two have died, five are in critical condition in Intensive Care Units, 50 are being treated in hospitals, 25 under observation in quarantine centres, and one case has fully recovered and discharged,” Dr Noor Hisham said during the daily briefing.

A total of 83 people have been confirmed as positive with Covid-19 from the Kuching cluster.

Meanwhile, the Bangi cluster has since infected people across five “generations”.

“As of today, 88 cases have been tested as positive with Covid-19, including one case currently being treated in the Intensive Care Unit. No deaths have been reported due to the cluster,” he said, referring to the Bangi cluster.

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