One COVID-19 case recorded under PCA scheme: Malaysian Health Minister

KOTA TINGGI (Bernama) – One positive case of COVID-19 was recorded under the Malaysia-Singapore’s Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA) scheme, which commenced on August 17, said Malaysian Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba.

He said no case has been reported under the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) scheme.

“It is an imported case. One positive case under PCA which has been treated.

“Once tested positive, we investigate the case’s journey prior and also the close contacts. If it is found that the contacts are in Malaysia, they will then be isolated.

“The Singapore authorities will also be notified as they need to find other close contacts,” he said at a press conference after officiating the Sungai Rengit Health Clinic yesterday.

He said the confirmed positive individual was a 35-year-old Malaysian man working in Singapore, who returned to the country under the PCA scheme on August 29.

Dr Adham said the asymptomatic man tested positive for COVID-19 on September 2, and was subsequently admitted to a hospital in the state and reported to be in a stable condition.

Dr Adham said that since August 17, a total of 2,647 individuals under PCA and 815 people under RGL were recorded entering the country from Singapore.

The PCA and RGL schemes are implemented to address the needs of different groups of cross-border travellers in both countries.