Labuan shoppers, passengers, mosque congregation told to undergo virus tests

LABUAN (BERNAMA) – Shoppers at two bundle clothing sites, Menumbok-Labuan speedboat passengers, and a Friday prayer congregation have been told to go for COVID-19 tests after positive cases were detected at these places.

Labuan Health Department Director Dr Ismuni Bohari said the affected bundle clothing sites were at Tapak Pesta Bundle Ujana Kewangan and Tapak Pesta Bundle (next to Dorsett Grand Hotel).

One of the vendors there had tested positive for the virus, he told Bernama yesterday.

Others who should immediately come forward for screening are Menumbok-Labuan speedboat passengers and individuals at the Menumbok Jetty Terminal waiting station on September 22, and the Friday prayer congregation at Surau Nurul Islam Bandar Labuan (Masjid India) on September 25, as another infected person was present at these venues.

Dr Ismuni said the announcements calling individuals to come forward for tests had been shared widely among major Labuan communities and WhatsApp groups of government agencies and other social media platforms.

“As we have a patient from the bundle clothing sites and another had gone to the jetty terminal and mosque, we are reminding those who had been there to get tested for COVID-19 immediately,” he said.

Labuan recorded one new case on Friday, bringing to 29 the total number of cases on the island. There have been no deaths so far.

Health workers inspect the travel documents of ferry passengers from Menumbok Sabah who had just arrived at the Labuan International Ferry Terminal. PHOTO: BERNAMA