By Zareef Muzammil
SHAH ALAM, Dec 3 — Eight out of the 541 individuals screened for Covid-19 during the targeted community testing operation in Meru, Klang, were found positive for the coronavirus.
Selangor Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said the infected persons have been referred to the Klang District Health Department for further action.
“Alhamdulillah (Thank God), the targeted screening conducted on residents in Meru have been completed.
“A total of 541 people were screened, 532 were found negative while eight cases were detected and referred to the health district office,” he said on Twitter today.
The free mass screening programme held at the Meru 3 Community Hall in Klang was administered on residents of Taman Meru 3, Taman Seri Meru, Taman Bayu and Taman Desa Permai, following the upsurge in Covid-19 cases in the area.
The residential areas are located near the Top Glove Corp Bhd’s (Top Glove) workers hostels, which had been placed under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) after recording four-digit total infections.
The National Security Council had also ordered for 28 Top Glove factories to be closed in stages.