A new COVID-19 subcluster traced back to the tabligh gathering at the Sri Petaling mosque has been identified in Rembau, Negeri Sembilan.
According to the Health Director-General Dato’ Seri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, the cluster involved staff members at a school which was later spread to several other locations in Rembau, namely Pedas, Pilin, Kundur and Batu Hampar.
“As of Wednesday afternoon, there are 27 patients identified as being COVID-19 positive, including two cases being treated in the Intensive Care Unit.”
In his statement, Dr Noor Hisham adds, “We believe that the spread of the virus can be traced to a meeting held at the school, which was attended by an index case (Patient 448) who was a participant of the Sri Petaling event.”
“The teachers and staff members of the school who were infected later infected their family members and other villagers, to the point that there were three generations of infections.”
“Investigations also found that there were those who visited the houses of sick relatives, even though the country is currently under the movement control order (MCO).”
As Malaysians, we must adhere to the instruction of MCO to ensure that our current control order is lifted and the number of COVID-19 cases decreases.