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Covid Case Detected At VTL Causeway, Health Minister Says It Won’t Derail Plans For Travel

today29 November 2021

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Source: CNA

Not one hour after its grand opening, a positive Covid case has been detected along the VTL-Land.

Khairy Jamaluddin said, “A positive Covid-19 case was detected at the Johor Causeway entry point on the first day of the Malaysia-Singapore Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL-Land) on Monday, November 29.”

The Health Minister said the case was detected through RTK-Antigen on-arrival testing conducted at the international entry point.

“The matter is being verified through confirmative testing using RT-PCR. We want to use the RT-PCR test to confirm the results of the RTK-Antigen test,” he told a news conference after officiating at the National Health Institute Covid-19 Personnel Appreciation Ceremony here Monday.

Source: The Star

He said the Johor Bahru Health Office was carrying out a risk assessment on those who travelled on the same bus as the individual found positive, to decide whether they need to be quarantined…

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Written by: Quinny Tan


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