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Over 200 PJ Residents Have Tested Positive For COVID-19 In One Week

More than half of the infections in Petaling Jaya come from Damansara and Kota Damansara.

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While outside of the Tropicana Golf and Country Resort's worker hostel, Petaling Jaya district police chief ACP Nik Ezanee told the press that over 200 residents have tested positive for COVID-19

According to MalaysiaGazette, on Thursday, 15 October, Nik Ezanee said, "I've been informed that within Petaling Jaya, there are 207 positive cases."

He then stressed that this number solely represents the cases in Petaling Jaya, and not the Petaling district as a whole.

Petaling Jaya district police chief ACP Nik Ezanee.

Image via Harian Metro

Meanwhile, 507 Tropicana Golf and Country Resort workers have been screened and are waiting for their results to come back

Nik Ezanee said that a total of 26 positive cases have been linked to the hostel so far and the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) enforced at the premises have been tightened.

Places of concern within Petaling Jaya are Damansara and Kota Damansara

According to The Star, the district police chief said, "It's quite high. More than half of the infections in Petaling Jaya come from Damansara and Kota Damansara."

He urged Petaling Jaya residents to only leave their homes if necessary and to always wear face masks while outside. 

"We climbed to 207 in just one week," he said.

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A man in Petaling Jaya recently tested positive for COVID-19 without experiencing any symptoms:

Meanwhile, other malls and supermarkets in the area have also recorded COVID-19 cases:

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