23 Tropicana Golf And Country Resort Employees Test Positive For COVID-19 So Far

Petaling Jaya residents are urged to lessen their movement.

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As of today, 12 October, 23 employees of Tropicana Golf and Country Resort have tested positive for COVID-19

According The Star, Petaling Jaya district police chief ACP Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal said, "We just received information from the Ministry of Health (MOH) that 12 people tested positive as of Monday morning."

This came after 11 people tested positive for the coronavirus disease yesterday, 11 October.

"This makes it 23 positive cases within the grounds of the Tropicana Golf and Country Resort's workers' hostel," he added.

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Police also found that the resort was still operating on Sunday after it was ordered to close

On Saturday, 10 October, MOH ordered the golf resort to halt operations.

Nik Ezanee told The Star, "MOH officials lodged a report on Sunday at the Damansara police station that it was still operating and a team of police officers dispatched there confirmed it."

He then explained that an investigation paper has been opened under Section 269 of the Penal Code and Section 22(B) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Disease Act.

Petaling Jaya district police chief ACP Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal.

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20 police officers are currently on duty to enforce an Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) at the golf resort workers' hostel

"A total of 597 staff comprising both locals and foreigners have been targeted for screening. We have been told that screenings will begin on Wednesday," Nik Ezanee said.

He also urged Petaling Jaya residents to lessen their movement.

"Once you finish work, go home. Try to postpone gatherings and ceremonies for the time being," he noted.

Keep practising physical distancing and wash your hands often. Watch the latest update on the COVID-19 situation:

There have been several recent reports of positive COVID-19 cases in Petaling Jaya and its neighbouring districts:

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