21 November 2020
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The Super Spreader: The Buntar cluster with 76 cases
MERU IPOH kini menjadi pusat covid19. Kronologi: Oktober 2020.
- Majlis perkahwinan yang diadakan di Parit Buntar
- Dihadiri oleh para jemputan dari negeri
- Salah seorang yang diundang adalah positif covid19 dengan memegang superspreader dg614 dari putrajaya
- Hadirin perkahwinan yang dijangkiti
- Hadirin pulang ke Ipoh dan kawasan lain.
- Dg614 dikesan di Meru Ipoh yang dikenali sebagai gugusan buntar.
- Sekarang Meru berada di bawah zona merah kerana dg614 adalah superspreader yang sangat covid19 di perak. Pada masa ini 76 kes dilaporkan.
- Kelompok ini telah dideteksi di perak selatan dan utara.
Berhati hati lah semua ye. Covid 19 di ipoh dr kategory super spreader. Jangan sesekali bersentuhan dengan sesiapa selain ahli keluarga serumah.
Semoga seluruh kaum keluarga kita dihindari dari Covid 19.
Sekian untuk pengetahuan bersama share dari group kami #meru2c. Doakan kami semua dijauhi dari wabak covid19 dan dilindungi Allah. ❤
21 November 2020
How the Bah Bercham cluster started…
Sabah-returnee leaves KLIA without quarantine order, sparks new cluster
Published 20 Nov 2020, 8:12 pm
COVID-19 | A loophole in procedures at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) has led to a person who returned from Sabah to walk out without being issued a home quarantine order, said the Health Ministry.
Authorities only noticed the problem when the 65-year-old man went to the hospital after developing symptoms for Covid-19 days later. He was confirmed positive for the virus on Nov 13.
It was too late by then. Authorities discovered he already sparked a new infection cluster, named the Bah Bercham Cluster.
To date, the cluster has five positive cases. Screening to trace possible cases linked to the cluster has so far covered 137 people.
Health Ministry director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah told reporters today that the individual had taken the Covid-19 test within three days prior to his return to the Peninsular from Tawau, Sabah.
Noor Hisham said while returnees are allowed to take the test prior to their departure from Sabah, those who tested negative would still be subjected to a 14-day mandatory quarantine.
“In this case, when the individual arrived at KLIA, the system shows he had indeed taken Covid-19 screening and was found negative.
“By right, in such cases, the individual should then go to the HSO (home-surveillance order) counter to be given the quarantine wristband.
“However, instead, he managed to just walk out (from the airport),” said Noor Hisham during the ministry’s daily presser on Covid-19 in Putrajaya this evening.
It is believed the man lives in Perak, as he and the four other positive cases were admitted at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital in Ipoh, Perak.
The ministry had taken note of this issue at KLIA, and authorities are looking into how the man could walk out of the airport without going through the HSO counter.
“Now we are heightening the procedures,” he added.
Noor Hisham said this was the reason why the ministry set a 14-day quarantine for those who returned from Sabah and overseas.
Health authorities, he added, found that seven percent of positive cases involving Sabah returnees were detected on the 13th day of their quarantine period.
He cited this as the reason why the ministry rejected applications by some returnees to shorten their quarantine period.
He said some applications were from civil servants who returned to the peninsular from Sabah after finishing their duties there.
“We are worried because there is still the risk of infectivity, due to the incubation period,” he said.
20 November 2020
19 November 2020
Message by former Councillor Lawyer Naran Singh early today morning,
My dear Dato Bala.just to share with of u… Iiwent 4 Covid test on 15.11 at Jelapang Clinic.the result came out this evening 16.11 as POSITIVE. I have been taken n admitted at Ipoh GH.for quarantee. My advise to all Ipoh folks stay at home n do not go out if not important. Covid is bad in Kinta. Tq.
3 new cases.
Swab tests continue at Meru 2C.
This is an urgent notice to all members who were present in the Royal Ipoh Club on Sunday, 8th November 2020.
The Management Committee has been today informed by KKM that a member who was present in the club for the EOGM on 8.11.20 has tested positive for Covid-19.
Contact tracing is currently underway by the health officials with the full cooperation of the Management Committee.
We advise all members who are symptomatic to seek urgent medical attention and to take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your families.
The Club will be closed from 14.11.20 to 16.11.20 for sanitization and disinfection work.
By order of the Management Committee
13th November 2020