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Health DG: Many New Covid-19 Cases Linked To Workplace Infections In Selangor

Health DG: Many New Covid-19 Cases Linked To Workplace Infections In Selangor

At least 9 Covid-19 clusters in Selangor are closely linked to workplaces.

Kirat Kaur

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At least 9 active Covid-19 clusters in Selangor are closely linked to workplace infections, revealed Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

This means that at least 34.6% of the state’s Covid-19 cases are spread at the workplace.

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Speaking at the daily Covid-19 press conference, the Health DG explained that this is due to the high population density as well as mass movements within the state.

The Health Ministry also worryingly pointed out that at least two-thirds of Covid-19 cases in Selangor are local transmissions, while only ⅓ are linked to a travel history to Sabah.

Klang Valley currently has 32 active Covid-19 clusters, a significant proportion of the nation’s current 87 active Covid-19 clusters.

Today, Malaysia records 862 new Covid-19 cases, of which 132 cases emerged from Selangor.

As such, Dr Noor Hisham urges the public to follow the Health Ministry’s advice to avoid 3C’s – Confined Spaces, Crowded Places and Close Conversations.

Senior Minister (Defense) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob also announced today that working from home (WFH) is mandatory for Klang Valley employees beginning 22 October, following a spike in cases involving employees.

For sectors where it’s not possible to work from home such as financial services, the government stipulated that they will have to perform a swab test and Perkeso will bear the testing costs for its contributors.


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