Malaysian health officials have reported the emergence of a new cluster of coronavirus in a Malaysian town after a football referee tested positive for the disease.
While disclosing this on Monday September 7, 2020, health official G. Navindran said those who were involved in a football competition at the Tawau Prison field and Tawau Municipal Council stadium recently, including spectators, should immediately get tested for COVID-19.
About 100 people turned up for the COVID-19 test at the Tawau health clinic in the city of Sabah state on Sunday after being instructed to do so.
“On Saturday, the Tawau health office issued a notice requesting all players, spectators and others at the event on August 28th to 29th, as well as September 2nd at the Tawau Prison field and on August 30th to 31st at another local stadium to take a COVID-19 test” the report states.
It adds that the call was made after one of the referees, who is also a prison officer, was found to have been infected for the coronavirus.
So far, health authorities have confirmed 9,115 recoveries from the virus, while fatalities stand at 128.