KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 30 — An employee from Lembah Pantai MP Fahmi Fadzil’s office tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday after returning from Sabah on September 25.
Fahmi said he and all his office staff went for Covid-19 testing this morning as they were close contacts of the infected employee and will be quarantined at home, according to the period mandated by the Lembah Pantai district health office.
The Ministry of Health’s (MOH) general procedure is a 14-day quarantine for close contacts of positive cases, even if the first test is negative.
“My office will be closed until the end of the home quarantine order. A decontamination unit will be sent to decontaminate the office this evening,” Fahmi, a PKR lawmaker, posted on Facebook.
The latest Covid-19 case at Lembah Pantai follows several cases reported by three shopping centres in Kuala Lumpur — The Linc KL, Suria KLCC, and NU Sentral. MOH has reported eight Covid-19 cases in the capital city since September 23, including one cluster, involving previous Sabah travel history.
Klang MP Charles Santiago said yesterday that his service centre would be closed until further notice as one of his staff could have been affected by the new Jalan Apas cluster in Klang, Selangor, that has recorded nine Covid-19 cases so far.
The DAP lawmaker added that all of his staff would undergo Covid-19 testing.
A surge of Covid-19 cases in Sabah, which recently underwent a state election, has led to the infection spreading to every other state in the country.