Malaysia records 25 new COVID-19 cases, six involving Kedah cluster

KUALA LUMPUR (BERNAMA) – Malaysia reported 25 new yesterday, nine of which were local transmissions while 16 more were imported.

Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this brings the cumulative total of positive COVID-19 cases in Malaysia to 9,200 with 216 active cases.

He said the nine local transmissions involved seven Malaysians, one of whom was a pre-surgery screening case at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah while six more were from the Tawar Cluster in Baling, Kedah, five of which were in Kedah and one more in Penang.

“Two more local infections were detected among non-Malaysians in Kuala Lumpur where both cases were eatery workers after random screenings were done at their workplaces.

“News about the closure of the eatery has gone viral on social media and this caused some anxiety among customers. The district health office will conduct active case detection where further investigations and samplings will be done.

“The shop itself has been shut down temporarily for disinfection and sanitisation,” he said in a statement on COVID-19 developments yesterday.