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Selangor Cracks Down On Covid-19 With These New Measures Beginning Now

Selangor Cracks Down On Covid-19 With These New Measures Beginning Now

The state has 14,826 cumulative cases based on the stats.

Hakim Hassan

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To combat the spread of Covid-19, the Selangor state government announced they will implement three initiatives based on the 14th Selangor State Security Council special meeting which happened recently according to Bernama.

Based on the data from the Health Ministry, Selangor recorded 891 cases yesterday with the number of cumulative cases now at 14,826.

Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari said they will focus on these three measures:

Isolate KLIA workers

The Selangor MB said that 9,056 or 82% out of 11,000 workers (both local and foreign) in the cargo division have been tested.

Based on reports by Bernama, only seven positive cases has been detected since last week, all of them being locals.

The cost for screenings will be borne by the companies involved while the state will cover half of the costs for accommodations.

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Five new areas for quarantine and treatment centres

According to a report by Berita Harian, Amirudin said the state is identifying five localities to house Low Risk Treatment and Quarantine Centers (PKRC).

He added these centres places non-symptomatic positive patients in order to reduce the burden and density of patients in the existing hospitals that handle Covid-19 patients.

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Increase coordination with district health offices

The state government has instructed the District Security Committee and the District Disaster Management Committee to coordinate with local authorities (PBT) and the District Health Office (PKD) to ensure that the screening of foreign workers can be done efficiently.

Amirudin said, despite the increase in Covid-19 cases in the state, the situation is still under control.

Amirudin said the positive cases were found through screening on two individuals from Gombak and one case each in Subang and Puchong. — Picture by Hari Anggara
Credit: Malay Mail

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