Residents, staff of 272 old folk’s homes tested for coronavirus


Ragananthini Vethasalam

Director-general of health Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah says homes for the elderly, along with prisons and detentions centres, where people are closely confined, are at high risk of infection. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, May 23, 2020.

HEALTH authorities have screened the residents and staff of 272 old folk’s homes for Covid-19, director-general of health Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said today. 

The tests detected 23 positive case, of which 13 were residents and the others staff and workers.


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