Educational institution

A new group of educational institutions detected in S’wak

Photo from the Bernama file shows an active case detection exercise.

KUCHING (February 13): A new Covid-19 cluster was detected in Sarawak today, involving an educational institution in Kuching, the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said.

In its daily update today, SDMC said that the cluster dubbed the Jalan Kolej cluster involves trainees and social contacts in a dormitory of a public educational institution located at Jalan Kolej here.

There are 26 positive cases linked to this cluster.

“The cluster was detected when four interns went for a Covid-19 swab test after showing symptoms at a healthcare facility on February 7. Index cases are also used to returning to West Malaysia for holidays and returning to the facility on February 5.

“The infection is believed to have been caused by close contact with a positive Covid-19 case and socializing between trainees and their close contacts,” he said.

Positive cases were sent to Sarawak General Hospital’s Low Risk Patient Quarantine and Treatment Center (PKRC) and Covid-19 Assessment Center for treatment and isolation.

This is the second Covid-19 cluster detected in the state this year, after the Kampung Semeba cluster was first detected on February 9.

Currently, there are two active clusters in Sarawak.