More than 25% of today’s cases from 3 prisons in northern region

Ravin Palanisamy

A health worker performing tests during a mass screening for Covid-19 in Likas, Sabah. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Irwan Majid, October 17, 2020.

MORE than 25% of the Covid-19 cases reported in the past 24 hours came from the three prison clusters in the northern region, said Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He said 160 new cases were reported in the Remand cluster and 26 cases in the Seberang Perai cluster, both of which are in Penang, while the Tembok cluster in Kedah recorded 38 new cases.

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