28 July 2020
A permanent resident (PR) here who returned from India on July 13 via the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is the index case to a new cluster in Kedah named the PUI Sivagangga cluster.
Screening done at the airport saw the PR holder testing negative for Covid-19, however he was instructed to undergo the mandatory 14-day home quarantine, as per the standard requirement.
The Health Ministry announced today that the PR holder was found to have violated the home quarantine order.
“A repeat screening saw the person testing positive and admitted to the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital in Kedah.”
Active Case Detection was activated and contact tracing conducted.
As of July 28, 28 close contacts were screened, of which five tested positive for Covid-19.
The PR holder is a restaurant owner and four out of the five who tested positive in this cluster were non-Malaysian workers at the restaurant.
The fifth positive case is a family member of the index case. The Health Ministry said all five share the same home as the index case.
“The premises has been identified and closed for cleaning and sanitisation.”