Health DG: Four Covid-19 cases detected after screenings of those leaving for Langkawi


PUTRAJAYA: Four Covid-19 cases were discovered following screening exercises carried out at air and sea entry points to Langkawi.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the four were among 3,454 individuals who were screened before leaving for Langkawi.

One case each was detected at the Penang and Sultan Abdul Aziz Airport in Subang.

“Two positive cases were discovered at the Kuala Perlis jetty,” he said in his tweet on Friday (Sept 17).

On Thursday (Sept 16), which was the first day of the Langkawi travel bubble initiative, five individuals tested positive for Covid-19 after undergoing screenings at air and sea entryway to Langkawi.

On Sept 15, the government announced that travellers under the Langkawi travel bubble must take Covid-19 tests before departure.

The test could be done via RT-PCR or RTK-Antigen tests.

The tests are required for adults, aged 18 and above, as well as children aged 7-17 years.

Children aged six and below only need to undergo symptomatic screening, taking into account their ability to produce saliva.

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