7,681 foreign workers in Malaysia detected COVID-19 at work places

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PUTRAJAYA NOV.24: The surge in new COVID-19 cases in the Klang Valley states in general and specifically in Selangor is closely connected with the clusters at the work places.

Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, up to date 119 clusters related to the work places have been recorded out of which 36 clusters have ended while 83 are still active.

Dr. Noor Hisham said, 77,202 individuals have been screened and 12,079 have detected positive COVID-19 involving 4,398 citizens and 7,681 non-citizens.

The five clusters related to work places that have recorded the highest COVID-19 cases include Teratai in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor involving 190 citizens and 3,846 non-citizens.

The other cluster said Dr. Noor Hisham is Damanlela construction site that affects people in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor involving 37 citizens and 1,502 non- citizens.

Meanwhile the Cergas cluster affects workers in Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Kelantan involving 268 citizens and 1,069 non-citizens. The Hentian cluster occurred at the work places in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Negeri Sembilan involving 215 Malaysians and 886 foreigners.

The Kaya cluster that exists in Negeri Sembilan, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Melaka, Selangor, Johor, Kelantan and Perak has recorded 503 Malaysians and 397 foreigners have been detected with positive COVID-19.

Dr. Noor Hisham also highlighted that in the third wave of the pandemic, the country has realised the importance of the balance between live and livelihood. As such, the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), Enhanced MCO (EMCO) have been imposed in certain areas to safeguard the two aspects namely health and economy.

“However, the success of the strategy needs the highest cooperation from the employers to ensure that the work practices and the workers adhere to the standard operating procedure (SOP) that has been set by the government,” said Dr. Noor Hisham in a statement here today.
On the COVID-19 situation, Malaysia has the highest daily record with 2,188 cases contributing to the cumulative total to 58,847 with 14,353 active cases.

Four deaths involving three Malaysians and one foreigner were recorded bringing the death toll to 341 (0.6%) .

“From the new cases, 112 had been admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICU) and 49 needed respiratory aids while 1,673 had been discharged bringing the cumulative total to 44,153 or 75.0% from the grand total,” said Dr. Noor Hisham.

The states that have recorded COVID-19 cases include Selangor (1,623), Sabah (232), Perak (112), Kuala Lumpur (90), Negeri Sembilan (73), Johor (19), Penang (15), Kedah (14), Kelantan (6), Melaka (2), Labuan (1) and Sarawak (1). –Malaysia World News

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