A Secondary School Teacher In Johor Has Now Tested Positive For COVID-19

The teacher contracted the virus from her husband, who is linked to the Bakawali cluster.

Cover image via Hari Anggara/Malay Mail

A female secondary school teacher in Johor has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement by state officials today, 1 October

The teacher contracted the virus through her husband, who is linked to the Bakawali cluster, Johor Health and Environment Executive Committee chairman R Vidyananthan was reported as saying.

The husband has also tested positive for COVID-19.

"The husband is among the nine close contacts who tested positive from the Bakawali cluster," Vidyananthan was quoted as saying by The Star earlier today.

The Bakawali cluster had reported seven new cases on 30 September that brought the total positive cases from the cluster to 11, who are all Malaysians.

The husband's workplace has since been decontaminated

According to Vidyananthan, the health department has carried out decontamination at the teacher's husband's workplace, which is a laboratory, and has since been closed.

All laboratory staff have also gone through COVID-19 tests and been ordered to stay home for two weeks.

While there was no word about any such activity being carried out at the secondary school where the teacher works, Vidyananthan said that the department has conducted investigations and tracing of close contacts among teachers and students, all of whom have since been told to stay home for 14 days as well.

"Until Wednesday, 30 September, the department has identified 157 close contacts, where 70 showed negative while 87 were waiting for results," he added.

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