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70-Year-Old Detected As The Index Case For A Cluster In Kelantan After Attending Terawih And Moreh

70-Year-Old Detected As The Index Case For A Cluster In Kelantan After Attending Terawih And Moreh

The Kampung Keranji Cluster has 21 positive cases so far.

Hakim Hassan

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Tarawih prayers and a moreh ceremony are among the factors that triggered the Kampung Keranji Cluster in Pasir Mas that caused 21 individuals to be infected with Covid-19 as of yesterday.

The latest cluster in Kelantan, which was declared yesterday, is categorized as a religious cluster, based on reports from Berita Harian.

Kelantan’s State Health Department released a statement on Facebook saying that the cluster was identified after the first generation case attended tarawih prayers at a nearby surau.

Afterwards, individual also attended a moreh ceremony at the nearest family home.

The index case for the cluster is identified as a 70-year-old elderly woman who underwent a mass screening on 9 May and was later confirmed to be positive on 11 May.

So far, Kelantan has 52 active clusters with 101 deaths were recorded.

READ MORE: Misplaced Devotion: Defying SOPs To Pray Together Caused An Outbreak In Kelantan

Meanwhile, Kelantan State Health Department Director Datuk Dr Zaini Hussin said until yesterday, the Kampung Keranji Cluster had recorded 21 positive cases of the virus after testing on 37 residents in the village.

Until now, we are still identifying their positive close contacts.

Kelantan State Health Department Director Datuk Dr Zaini Hussin via Berita Harian

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