29 July 2020
POLICE are urging those who have visited or eaten at a nasi kandar eatery in Napoh, Jitra to undergo Covid-19 screening to ensure that they are not infected.
Those who had been at the eatery between July 13 and July 24 have been advised to go for the test, as six people who were non-citizens tested positive there.
Previously, police had detained the restaurant operator and he was issued a compound of RM1,000 for flouting the 14-day quarantine order after arriving from India on July 13.
He was tested negative during checks at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), but subsequent test by the Health Ministry showed that he was positive. Five of his close contacts, who are from the Sivagangga cluster, also tested positive.
Four of the individuals were workers and non-citizens, while the other person is the child of the restaurant operator.
All individuals are currently receiving treatment at a hospital.
A check by Harian Metro at the restaurant showed that it had been closed, with police officers stationed to monitor the situation.
Kubang Pasu district police chief, Superintendan Mohd Ismail Ibrahim said the eatery was ordered to close immediately last week and they believed it had many patrons between July 13 and July 24.
“We urge people who have been to the restaurant, together with their close contacts, to undergo Covid-19 testing immeditely at nearby health facilities,” he said.