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1,800 Individuals Allowed To Enter Kelantan For Hari Raya Test Negative For Covid-19

1,800 Individuals Allowed To Enter Kelantan For Hari Raya Test Negative For Covid-19

Tasneem Nazari

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A total of 1,800 individuals who were allowed to enter Kelantan for Hari Raya Aidilfitri have tested negative for Covid-19.

According to Kelantan Health Department director Datuk Dr Zaini Hassan, following the state government’s directive, his department surveilled and screened the individuals three days before the celebrations.

The surveillance and tests were carried out at five entry points, including at Sultan Ismail Petra Airport in Pengkalan Chepa here, throughout the three-day period.

Datuk Dr Zaini Hassan via The Sun Daily

Speaking to reporters after attending a State Security Working Committee meeting at Kota Darul Naim Complex in Kota Baru yesterday, he said the department is confident that there are no new Covid-19 infections involving travellers who were allowed to enter the state.

On a separate note, Dr Zaini also informed the press that his department has been conducting surveillance operations on illegal immigrants at the Tanah Merah immigration detention depot, and at several prisons in the state.

Datuk Dr Zaini Hassan. (Credit: New Straits Times)

Sixteen samples were taken in Tanah Merah immigration detention depot and 30 samples from prisons and they were all negative.

Datuk Dr Zaini Hassan via The Sun Daily

He added that his department will continue to surveil these places from time to time, depending on the number of detainees brought in.

Meanwhile, regarding the issue of the pregnant woman who returned to give birth in Kuala Krai, he said that despite her positive Covid-19 test result, the woman is healthy.

However, the woman would be tested again on her 13th day of treatment to verify if she was still carrying the virus.


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