The Bukit Tiram Cluster

As reported by the Ministry of Health (KKM) before, a new cluster involving a religious centre was detected on 25 July 2020 — the Bukit Tiram Cluster.

Aug 01, 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: As reported by the Ministry of Health (KKM) before, a new cluster involving a religious centre was detected on 25 July 2020 — the Bukit Tiram Cluster.

This cluster involves a Roman Catholic church and religious activities in several other states. This cluster was also found involves imported cases from the Philippines but the investigation is still underway to identify the index case and also the cause of COVID-19 infection for this cluster.

As the Government’s proactive measure to prevent and stem the contagion, the Bukit Tiram Cluster has now been identified as one of the target groups for a focused approach (targeted approach) where detection activities will be implemented immediately to identify all close contacts and individuals who attended the centre.

In addition to implementing screening and detection of cases actively (Active Case Detection), individuals who are a high risk or closely related to the group are also encouraged to do COVID-19 screening. If you have symptoms, contact the nearest District Health Clinic or Health Office for treatment.

KKM is calling for this group not to be dismissed and stigmatised by the community. We need to help and encourage them to come forward to be tested to help stem the COVID-19 contagion in our country.

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