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Over 2,500 people entering Langkawi screened, one tested positive for Covid-19, says Health DG



PETALING JAYA: One holidaymaker was found to be Covid-19 positive among more than 2,500 who were screened before entering Langkawi island, says Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic).

“On Saturday (Sept 18), a total of 2,507 individuals were screened through the Langkawi Tourism Bubble Pilot Project. Only one Covid-19 positive individual was identified through RTK-Ag at KLIA2. The Category 1 positive case was given a ten-day quarantine Home Surveillance Order (HSO),” Dr Noor Hisham said in the ministry’s daily Covid-19 updates.

Entry into Langkawi is only by sea and air, and authorities are ensuring only fully vaccinated tourists who have been screened for Covid-19 can set foot on the island. The trave

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