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District Health Office In Perak Detects Covid-19 Among Stranded University Students

District Health Office In Perak Detects Covid-19 Among Stranded University Students

Tasneem Nazari

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The Muallim District Health Office in Perak recently confirmed that students from an institution of higher learning (IPT) in the district have tested positive for Covid-19.

Based on a report by Bernama, the results were detected after the health office screened the students during an operation to send them back home.

In a now-deleted statement posted to its Facebook page on 13 May, Muallim District Health Office said that they are working together with the IPT’s health centre to trace positive patients’ close contacts in the university’s campus.

PKD Muallim kesan ada pelajar IPT positif COVID-19

#BuletinBernama: Pejabat Kesihatan Daerah (PKD) Muallim Perak mengesahkan terdapat pelajar institusi pengajian tinggi (IPT) di daerah itu positif COVID-19 selepas menjalani saringan menerusi Ops Hantar Pelajar. PKD Muallim dalam satu kenyataan di laman Facebooknya berkata susulan perkembangan itu, pihaknya dengan bantuan pusat kesihatan IPT terbabit mengambil inisiatif membuat pengesanan kontak rapat yang berkemungkinan dijangkiti COVID-19 di salah satu kampus IPT tersebut.

Posted by Bernama TV on Wednesday, May 13, 2020

They explained that they aim to achieve early detection of the cases by actively searching for possible positive cases among the students who were stranded on campus.

Among the measures taken are active tracing, health screening, taking swab samples, quarantine orders, health education on Covid-19 and mental health management.

Muallim District Health Office via Bernama

Besides that, the health office also advised the residents of Muallim to stay calm, stay at home, and avoid going out unnecessarily.

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