Selangor Journal
Police and army personnel keep watch over the residential areas near Jalan Othman, which has been placed under the enforced movement control order (EMCO), in Petaling Jaya, on May 12, 2020. — Picture by HAFIZ OTHMAN/SELANGORKINI

MOH declares end of 13 Covid-19 clusters

KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 — A total of 13 Covid-19 clusters have ended, including the two recently announced by the Health Ministry (MOH) on May 18.

The MOH, in its official Facebook page posting, said they were the Section 6 Bandar Baru Bangi cluster, senior citizens cluster (senior care centre), Bandar Baru Bangi cluster (wedding event), Selayang (daily market) cluster, Rembau cluster, Pakistani Tabligh cluster, Sungai Buloh health workers cluster, Pekan cluster, Pasir Gudang factory cluster, BBIM cluster, Tabligh Makassar Sabah cluster, Pengerang cluster and Istana Negara cluster.

The MOH also clarified that ‘Cluster Declared’ meant that no new cases were recorded in a particular cluster based on the specified time period.

“The main criterion for a cluster to be declared over is when there are no new cases after two incubation periods (14 days/one incubation), which is 28 days after the symptom date of the last case or the Covid-19 positive date if the last case had no symptoms.

“For example cluster A, say the last date for a positive case (no symptoms) in the cluster is April 1, this means that the expected expiration for cluster A is April 29. In this case, we can see that the period between April 1 – April 29 equals 28 days,” the posting said.

— Bernama

Top Picks

Freedom of speech guaranteed, but within legal limits — Fahmi Fadzil

Editor Selangor Journal

DID issues flood preparedness notice for Perak, Selangor

Editor Selangor Journal

Four men nabbed in RM13 million drug bust

Editor Selangor Journal