COVID-19: Malaysia records 30 new cases, one dead

Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah

PUTRAJAYA: The Ministry of Health urges the traders who have business dealings with the Kuala Lumpur Wholesale Market to undergo swab test at the district health office if they have symptoms of COVID-19 infection.

Director General of Health, Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, those without any symptom will have to monitor their health at all times.

Dr. Noor Hisham said, on May 4, 180 COVID-19 cases were reported and from that 100 were detected at the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) area including the Kuala Lumpur Wholesale Market and 80 cases were identified outside that area .

“The 80 cases could be infected via business dealings in the market, family members and close contact with COVID-19 persons,” he said in the press conference here Tuesday (May 5).

Earlier he said, at the Seremban Market, 75 people were tested against COVID-19 and three were found positive, 71 negative and one waiting for the result while in Jalan Othman Market, Petaling Jaya, 545 were scanned and from that 23 were positive and 522 negative.

 The traders in these markets had business dealings with the Kuala Lumpur Wholesale Market and their close contacts among others the participant of the tabligh assembly at Sri Petaling.

On the current COVID-19 situation, Dr. Noor Hisham said, 30 new cases were recorded bringing to the cumulative total of 6,383, while 83 discharged reaching the mark of 4,567 (71.55%). From the new cases, 21 have been detected at the EMCO areas.

“There is one death case bringing the death toll to 106 or 1.66%. The dead was a Malaysian male aged 47, admitted to a private hospital on 15 March and transferred to the Sungai Buloh Hospital on 19 March for COVID-19 positive and died on May 5 at 2.20 am,” he added.

Dr. Noor Hisham also stressed that from the 30 new cases, 24 were non-citizens and six locals from the Kuala Lumpur Wholesale Market.

“The foreign workers are the ministry’s target group and they will be screened at the locality and will be isolated and given treatment in the hospital if identified with COVID-19,” said Dr. Noor Hisham. -Malaysia World News

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