Malaysia discovered an infection chain involving 40,000 people

Medical personnel remove the area around Sri Petaling church. Photo: Straits Times.
Medical personnel remove the area around Sri Petaling church. Photo: Straits Times.

Malaysian authorities have identified 40,000 people in the corona virus transmission line, including 11,000 at the Islamic event in Kuala Lumpur.

According to the Straits Times, Malaysian authorities on April 4 said they had identified a chain of transmission of the corona virus involving 40,000 people, including an outbreak related to a religious event by the Muslim group Tablighi Jamaat in Islam. Sri Petaling street at the end of February.

Malaysian police chief investigator Abdul Hamid Bador said that organizations and individuals were identified as the most likely to spread.

Malaysian authorities have established testing areas and require those at high risk to be present for medical tests.

“We screened and used professional measures to identify close contacts, travel itineraries and people who are most likely to be affected by an infected person. We identify those who are infected, Collecting comprehensive information including home address, phone number, citizen identification number, “Mr. Hamid said.

Hamid said Malaysian police had identified 11,000 members of the Tablighi Jamaat group involved in Islamic events on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur that were identified as the outbreak of Covid-19. Mr. Hamid asked those involved to appear immediately and not discriminate or criticize the Tablighi Jamaat group.

Malaysian police said they had gathered information about people at risk from the disease, as Tablighi Jamaat had moved abroad to take necessary preventive and control measures.

Earlier, Tablighi Jamaat claimed to have checked the health of 95% of the 11,000 people attending the event on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia is currently a hotspot for Covid-19 in Southeast Asia. The country has recorded 3,333 cases of Covid-19, of which 53 have died and 827 have recovered from treatment.