PUTRAJAYA, Oct 2: Stricter health screenings will be conducted at all public transport terminals, stations and service counters beginning today in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Transport Minister Wee Ka Siong said Covid-19 preventive measures, including cleaning and disinfection, would also be conducted.

He said the SOPs set by the National Security Council, such as physical distancing and the use of face masks, would also be enforced without compromise in the interest of all parties, including public transport users.

“We have to give serious attention to the matter. A total of 260 Covid-19 positive cases were reported today and the three-digit spike is something that is worrying,” he said in a statement.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the 260 new positive cases recorded yesterday was the second-highest tally in the country since 277 cases were reported on June 4.

Four new Covid-19 clusters were also detected – the Jalan Meru Cluster in Selangor, the Joo Hwa Cluster in Sabah, the Selasih Cluster in Putrajaya and the Bah Ketil Cluster in Kedah.


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