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KUALA LUMPUR (April 25): To date, a total of 14,187 migrant workers have been tested for Covid-19 virus, with 676 positive cases so far, compared with the country’s tally of 5,742, said Director-General of Health Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

Speaking at the daily briefing today, Noor Hisham said that the Ministry of Health (MoH) is taking a targeted approach in testing the migrant workers. The ministry is currently focusing on those who attended the tabligh assembly at Seri Petaling Mosque from Feb 27 to March 1. 

These migrant workers are considered the high-risk group, according to the DG.

“We are not looking at testing all migrant workers, because the high-risk groups are those who were at the gathering in Seri Petaling,” he explained.

Noor Hisham announced that 23 new Covid-19 cases are confirmed at Selangor Mansion as at 12pm today, bringing the total number of cases at the residential flat in Kuala Lumpur downtown area to 166. 

Migrant workers account for 150 of the total number of positive cases at the flats. Selangor Mansion is one the several areas in the capital city, where the government has implemented the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO).

Across the road, Malayan Mansion, another downtown area where the EMCO is implemented, saw an additional three positive cases. There were seven positive Covid-19 cases, of which six infected were foreign workers.

Meanwhile, no new case is reported at Menara Plaza City One today. The number of cases at the two residential towers remain at 51, of whom 37 are foreign nasional.

Other localities around Masjid India, Kuala Lumpur, did not see any new infection.

“The infections in these localities have some relation to the Seri Petaling cluster, which was also attended by foreign migrants who are residing in these EMCO areas,” he said.

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