State Health chief: Hulu Terengganu’s largest cluster, triggered by travel and Raya visits, still active and has spread


KUALA TERENGGANU (Bernama): The largest Covid-19 cluster in the Hulu Terengganu district, namely the Kampung Matang cluster which has recorded 127 positive cases so far, was triggered by interstate travel and visits during the recent Aidilfitri celebration.

Terengganu Health Department director Dr Nor Azimi Yunus said the cluster was detected after 19 individuals from two families tested positive.

“The cluster has spread to three other villages, namely Felcra Bukit Kepah, Kampung Tengkawang and Kampung Pulau Kudat, and it is still active.

“The cluster has reached its fifth generation involving 725 close contacts. There are 975 samples still awaiting results, ” she said in a Facebook post on Monday (June 7).

Dr Nor Azimi hoped that the stories of Covid-19 cases she often shared on Facebook could serve as a lesson and reminder to all quarters that they should not take standard operating procedures (SOP) lightly.

“If this situation persists and new clusters continue to emerge, will we be able to flatten the Covid-19 curve in two weeks?

“Self-lockdown is very important. If we stay at home, we will not be infected or infect others. InsyaAllah, prevention is much better than cure, ” she said. – Bernama

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