- Renowned Hotel in Langkawi forced to shut down temporarily after 59 employees contracted covid-19 infections.
- Outbreak of infections classified as part of the Dah Teluk Nibung cluster in Kedah.
Renowned Hotel in Langkawi Forced To Shut Down Immediately After 59 Employees Contract Covid-19
After more than 50 of its employees tested positive for Covid-19, a renowned hotel in Langkawi, Kedah, has been forced to shut temporarily.
The infections, which affected 59 hotel employees, have been classified as part of the Dah Teluk Nibung cluster, according to state health director Dr Othman Warijo.
“From our investigations, the infection originated from the community and spread to the hotel,” he told The Star.
Following the outbreak, 249 individuals, including hotel employees and their families, were screened, according to the investigation.
In order to prevent the spread of new infections, all close contacts have been placed under a 10-day Home Surveillance Order (HSO), according to Dr. Othman.
The island of Langkawi, which serves as a pilot program for the country’s travel bubble model, reopened on September 16 to those who have received two doses of Covid-19 vaccine.
Source: The Star
He went on to say that the amount spent on healthcare proved that the government was prioritizing it.
“The private sector too is playing an important role in providing healthcare services in the country.”