- A total of 149 Covid-19 positive cases detected since Langkawi travel bubble reopened on 16th September.
- These cases were detected via screenings at air and sea entry points in Pulau Langkawi.
- This makes 186 individuals close contacts of the 149 cases.
Langkawi Travel Bubble Detects 149 Tourists With Covid-19 Infections In The Latest Covid Outbreak
The reopening of the travel bubble to fully vaccinated individuals might have sparked joy amongst local travel bugs. After all, we've been stuck within the confines of our homes for more than a year and counting. With all the safety precautions taken such as the mass screening of tourists and the adherence of the SOPs, it's going to be safe right?
Recently, Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that there were a total number of 149 positive cases detected via the screenings done. This makes 186 individuals close contacts of the 149 cases.
Adding on, he also stated that a total of 36,842 tourists have undergone screening using the RTK Antigen test. These individuals were screened at 7 airport entry points and 6,420 others via entry points of ferry services in Kuala Perlis and Kuala Kedah
DG Hisham also mentioned, “They have been isolated and put under Home Surveillance Order (HSO)."
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These 641 people have undergone the RT-PCR self-test before leaving for Pulau Langkawi and all the results came back negative, while 2,975 children aged below 6 did not undergo any Covid-19 tests and were allowed to be with their respective families.
Nevertheless, it's important for individuals with a huge desire to head off to Langkawi for a quick vacation, to always stay vigilant and prioritize their health while following the SOPs.