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Monday, November 30, 2020

Two Ipoh areas locked down, after infection of workers in two factories


COVID-19 | Two residential areas in Ipoh - Zone A of Taman Klebang Jaya and Taman Pinji Mewah - have been placed under the enhanced movement control order from Dec 1 to 14.

This was decided by the National Security Council at a special meeting today, after being briefed on a sharp surge of Covid-19 in the areas, with those infected being mainly workers at two electronics factories located nearby.

"The Health Ministry had confirmed that the infection involving workers of both factories have spread to people in these areas," Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Ismail Sabri Yaakob told a press conference today.

"As of today, a total 1,402 workers from Kamaya factory have been tested and 228 of them were found positive with Covid-19. Out of the 228 cases, 110 of them were workers residing at Zone A, Taman Klebang Jaya," he said.

"As for the Salutica factory, a total of 119 out of 737 workers screened were tested positive for Covid-19," he said, adding that the lockdown is expected to affect close to 10,000 people.

Similarly, Ismail Sabri said, a full lockdown would be imposed on Kampung Desa Bajau and Kampung Dasar Baru in Lahad Datu, Sabah, for two weeks from Dec 2.

He said the 90 people there were tested positive for Covid-19. out of 665 screenings conducted in both villages.

[More to follow] - Mkini

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