A new Covid-19 cluster identified among security guards at unnamed Cheras mall, 10 test positive…


PETALING JAYA: The government has made it compulsory for all foreign security guards to undergo Covid-19 screening, following the emergence of a new cluster involving guards at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur.

Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob said this was because security guards especially at shopping malls would come into close contact with the public.

“The security guards are the ones who will check the visitors’ temperatures. They come into contact with many people especially supermarkets where people do not need to register their names,” Ismail said during his daily briefing on security measures under the movement control order (MCO).




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Thursday, 07 May 2020 5:31 PM MYT

PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry has identified a new cluster of positive Covid-19 cases among security guards at a mall in Cheras, with 10 positive cases detected so far.

Of the 10, nine cases involved Nepalis while the other is a Malaysian.

Health director general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that the cause of the cluster was still being investigated, and that all workers and close contacts had been screened.

In a daily briefing on Thursday (May 7), Dr Noor Hisham said all the Nepalis were staying in the same place in Cheras.

He said that besides the security personnel, workers of a supermarket in the mall were also screened.

So far, 436 people have been screened for Covid-19, with 10 testing positive, 347 testing negative and 79 still waiting for their results.




The health departments in Cheras and Titiwangsa will continue to monitor the situation over this cluster.
“All close contacts of each case have been contacted for testing purposes, with health education also disbursed,” said Noor Hisham.


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