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In the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) latest update on 13 July, it was announced that a new Covid-19 cluster has been detected in Malacca. The cluster was identified when a third individual tested positive for the virus after coming into contact with the second case of this cluster.

In a Facebook post, the MOH said that the first case of the cluster was a Malaysian citizen (Case 8,673) who returned to Malaysia from Russia on 5 July. The individual’s Covid-19 results at the International Arrivals Entrance came out positive and he was later brought to the Sungai Buloh Hospital.

The second case of the cluster (Case 8,718) was a friend of the first case who boarded the same plane and had also arrived in Malaysia on 5 July. This individual’s Covid-19 results came out negative but he began to have a fever and respiratory symptoms on 7 July.

A second screening then revealed that he tested positive for Covid-19. As of 13 July, 14 close contacts of this cluster has been identified but all of them have tested negative for the virus after being screened.

The third case from the cluster is Case 8,724 and is the father to the patient for Case 8,718.

The patient for Case 8,724 together with three other family members in the same car had welcomed the arrival of the second patient of the cluster which has now been identified as the PUI Novgorod cluster.

Meanwhile, investigations and active contact detection are ongoing.


The Ministry of Health has recorded two-digit cases the past few days and of course, we Malaysians are quite happy with the news as the virus is showing signs of slowing down.

As of 19th April, the ministry has reported that there were 84 new Covid-19 positive cases, which brings the total number of active cases to 2,103. The recovery rate is 59.32%! Wow, that’s really great news!

Other than that, according to Sinar Harian, 8 states reported zero cases yesterday! The states are:

  • Perlis
  • Kedah
  • Penang
  • Perak
  • Negeri Sembilan
  • Terengganu
  • Kelantan
  • Labuan.

However, out of the 84 new cases reported, the highest number of new cases was in Melaka, which saw an increase of 37 cases. The ministry has also detected that there was a new cluster of positive cases there which involves students coming back from Indonesia on 16th April.

The 43 students returned from Temboro, which has been declared a red zone in Magetan, Indonesia. 34 of them are quarantined in Melaka while 9 of them are in Kuala Lumpur. Dr. Noor Hisham said,

“This shows that the government’s actions to take steps to quarantine and screen all Malaysians who are returning from overseas is right. And this will ensure that all imported cases will not infect Malaysians locally.”

We definitely hope that the number of cases today will continue being low as well! We are now seeing the effects of the MCO and it is definitely a very crucial phase. To make this a success, everyone needs to stay at home and also to stay safe and hygienic!