Dzulkefly: Rapid spread of Covid-19 in Selangor not linked to clusters

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Positive Covid-19 cases in Selangor appear to be spreading quickly but not linked to any clusters, said former health minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

The Selangor Task Force for Covid-19 chairman said the cases emerged from close proximity, interconnection and crowded places.

“One of the solutions to counter the spread of infection would be to ramp up antigen rapid testing and contact tracing.

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“Most importantly, people must be extra careful and those who are positive or suspected of being positive must not be allowed to roam around,” he told The Star today.

He said new cases found yesterday at screenings in the state were telling, in that sporadic cases do not appear to be linked to any clusters.

The new rapid rise in cases was discovered following a screening conducted by Selcare, under Selangor’s healthcare programme, Skim Peduli Sihat.

Yesterday, Malaysia recorded 4,519 new cases.

Director-general of health Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Selangor contributed 1,722 cases, followed by Kuala Lumpur (557) and Sarawak (479).

He also said 25 fatalities were reported, taking the death toll to 1,657. – TMI