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Kuantan Man Tested Positive For Covid-19 After Working Trip in Sabah, Semporna

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According to the Ministry of Health (MOH), 2 new Covid-19 cases reported yesterday (Sept 25) in Pahang and Selangor involved previous travel to Sabah.

The new Covid-19 case reported in Pahang after over three weeks of zero local cases since September 2 involved a returnee from Semporna, one of four red zones in Sabah.

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According to a Sin Chew, the Malaysian man, 46-year-old who lives in Kuantan, Pahang, was in Semporna, Sabah from Aug 28 to Sep 18 for work purposes. He took a minibus from Semporna to Tawau on Sep 18, before flying to Kuala Lumpur on the same day. From the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2), he took a bus to the TBS express bus terminal in Kuala Lumpur that night and subsequently an express bus to Kuantan at 3 am on Sep 19.

On Sep 19, after arriving in Kuantan, the real estate agent visited his second child who was studying at a Malay girls’ boarding school in Bandar Baru Enstek, Seremban in Negeri Sembilan. He also visited the Aeon Nilai shopping center before returning to Kuantan that day.

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From Sep 21 to 23, he sent his two other children to a primary and secondary school in Kuantan. The Kuantan man was only tested positive on Sep 23 for Covid-19 when he brought a child to Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital to see a doctor for a cough. Kuantan health authorities believe the man, who has 3 children, likely got infected in Semporna and have traced 31 close contacts so far.

Another one at a gym in TTDI notified to health authorities on Sep 23 also a returnee from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, was also detected with Covid-19 upon symptomatic screening in Selangor.

In the past few days, most of the positive Covid-19 cases that were reported in other states had a history of traveling to Sabah. Today is the election day in Sabah, hopefully, everyone will strictly adhere to SOP, safe distancing, mask on in public places, and wash hand frequently. Those who will return to the state they work or reside please do a 14-day quarantine. Together we curb Covid-19! #kitajagakita

Info via Bernama