Stricter screenings at public transport terminals

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PUTRAJAYA – Stricter health screenings will be conducted at all public transport terminals, stations and service counters beginning today in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said COVID-19 preventive measures including cleaning and disinfection exercise would also be conducted.

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He said the standard operating procedures (SOP) set by the National Security Council, such as physical social distancing and the use of face masks would also be enforced without compromise in the interests of all parties including public transport users.

“We have to give serious attention to the matter. A total of 206 COVID-19 positive cases were reported Oct 1 and the three-digit spike is something that is worrying,” he said in a statement.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that the 260 new positive cases recorded today was the second-highest tally in the country since 277 cases were reported on June 4.

Four new COVID-19 clusters were also detected today namely the Jalan Meru Cluster in Selangor, tje Joo Hwa Cluster in Sabah, the Selasih Cluster in Putrajaya and the Bah Ketil Cluster in Kedah.

— BERNAMA