Covid-19 contact tracing in Bintulu following emergence of Kidurong cluster

The Kidurong cluster is the latest one in Sarawak. – Malay Mail photo

By Chew Lip Song

THE Sarawak health department is carrying out contact tracing for Covid-19 cases following the emergence of a new cluster in Kidurong which has infected six people.

State health director Dr Chin Zin Hin said health authorities were still looking for the actual source of the infection and that active case detection was not necessary at this stage, New Sarawak Tribune reported.

The Kidurong cluster was first detected after a student there tested positive on June 12.

A total 231 close contacts including the family have been identified.

Meanwhile, 163 of them have been screened and turned out to be negative.

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