Melaka’s daily Covid-19 infectivity rate (Rt) of 1.17, the highest in the country yesterday, is due to the 16 active clusters reported in the state throughout last week.
State Health and Anti-Drugs Committee chairman Datuk Rahmad Mariman said the Industri Serkam (80 per cent) and Tembok Sungai Udang clusters (10.7 per cent) were the ones that contributed the highest number of cases in Melaka.
“We are expecting a slight increase of cases for Industri Serkam today and tomorrow. The total number of cases for this cluster has so far breached the 800 mark as of yesterday,” he told a media conference here today.
Police issued compounds of RM1,000 each to 17 individuals for violating the standard operating procedures (SOP) during the Movement Control Order (MCO) by jogging at the Sungai Udang Recreational Forest here at 6.30 pm yesterday.
Melaka Police chief Datuk Abdul Majid Mohd Ali said the offenders, aged between 13 and 41, were compounded under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1998 (Act 342) as no activities are allowed in recreational parks during the MCO period.
A medical student has tested positive for Covid-19, say state health authorities.
Melaka health and anti-drug committee chairman Datuk Rahmad Mariman said the student from a local medical college is currently being treated at Melaka Hospital after testing positive on Thursday (Jan 21).
"The college has now switched to online classes due to the Covid-19 scare," he said on Friday (Jan 22).