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International Journal of Public Health and Clinical Sciences (IJPHCS)
Open Access e-journal ISSN : 2289-7577

FIRST CLUSTER OF COVID-19 CASES IN MALAYSIA: PUBLIC HEALTH RESPONSE AND CHALLENGES

Mohd Shaiful Azlan Kassim, Chong Zhuo Lin, Thilaka Chinnayah @ Nadarajah, Noor Ani Ahmad, Noor Aliza Lodz, Shaharom Nor Azian Che Mat Din, Aman Rabu, Norasikin Mahdan, Norli Rosli, Mohd Aliff Wahid

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SUMMARY

This research article highlights the first cluster of COVID-19 cases in Malaysia which originated from a group of foreign tourists. The cluster involved 3 cases from 8 close contacts of a COVID-19 case, who was visiting Singapore for holidays. The public health responses and challenges in containing the outbreak we also underlined with the focus on rapid and effective risk communication between relevant authorities in different countries.

Keywords: COVID-19, first cluster, Malaysia, public health response


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