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MOH: Two Covid-19 Clusters Officially Growing Because Of Hari Raya Haji Visits

MOH: Two Covid-19 Clusters Officially Growing Because Of Hari Raya Haji Visits

The Sivagangga Cluster & Kurau Cluster have spread to 4 states with several areas under TEMCO.

Kirat Kaur

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The Health Ministry has confirmed that the PUI Sivagangga Cluster in Kedah and Kurau Cluster in Perak and Penang have grown due to Hari Raya Aidiladha visits at the end of July.

The declaration was made today following the addition of three new cases in the Kurau Cluster today, 10 August. All the positive cases in this cluster were family members of the first patient (Case 9,050) including their brother-in-law, sibling and two-year-old nephew.

According to the Health Ministry, all three family members were infected following a Hari Raya Aidiladha family visit on 30 July. The cluster has also spread to Penang.

At the Covid-19 briefing today, Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah stated that this cluster, along with Sivagangga Cluster began growing rapidly following the Hari Raya Aidiladha festive season, making it a major source of the Covid-19 infection.

Most of the Covid-19 infections in these two clusters involve family members, elderly and young children. Although visiting activities were allowed, preventative measures such as wearing a face mask is very important.

Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, Health Director-General.

To date, the Sivagangga Cluster has grown into the third generation of infections with a total of 45 cases to date.

On 3 August, the Health Ministry explained that a patient in the Sivagangga Cluster only revealed his link to the cluster after partaking in Hari Raya Aidiladha activities.


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