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Sunday, May 30, 2021

Funeral gathering triggers new cluster in Labuan


Labuan recorded 133 new cases today, contributed by several active clusters. (Bernama pic)

LABUAN: A funeral gathering in Kampung Sungai Keling triggered a new cluster, the Simpang Sungai cluster, on the duty-free island yesterday, after a 38-year-old man was found to be positive for Covid-19.

Labuan health department director Dr Ismuni Bohari said that the man tested positive on May 27, and 28 people had tested positive as of today.

There was also an allegation that a drinking and gambling session after the funeral had worsened the outbreak.

According to Labuan’s Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre, several active clusters contributed to the increase in Labuan’s new cases today, which stood at 133.

They are 13 cases from the Patau-Patau cluster, 20 each from the Simpang Sahari cluster and Victoria Merdeka cluster and 21 cases from the Simpang Sungai cluster.

Another 24 cases are from symptomatic screenings, close contact (26), severe acute respiratory infections (6), self-test (2), and one case detected via interstate travel.

Ismuni also disclosed that several business premises in various parts of the island, and Universiti Malaysia Sabah Labuan International Campus were ordered to close temporarily for sanitation purposes.

“We issued the notice of closure for sanitation as several premises had been patronised by Covid-19 positive patients,” he told Bernama.

He said that active case detection would continue to be conducted throughout the period of the enhanced movement control order (EMCO), until June 24.

Labuan is currently placed under EMCO for a month from May 26, having recorded a sudden increase in new cases since early this month. - FMT

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