The recently identified COVID-19 cluster in Genting Highlands is a result of cross border travel, the Health director-general has confirmed.

Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, in a recent tweet said that the index case, a Bangladeshi man, had gone from Selangor to visit his friends in Genting Highlands, Pahang, and ended up infecting them.

As a result, an Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) has been enforced in Amber Court, Ria Apartment and Rumah Kongsi Kg Semaut in Bentong, Pahang, he added in the twitter post.

The man was confirmed COVID-19 positive on Dec 1 via workplace screening, and the cluster was detected in Titiwangsa in Kuala Lumpur and Bentong, on Dec 4.

Yesterday, 1,371 new COVID-19 cases were reported, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 84,846. The total number of fatalities is currently at 419.

The global COVID-19 infection and death tally stands at 73.1 million, and 1.62 million, respectively.


Source: Bernama
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