PETALING JAYA: Fifteen congregants of a mosque in Jitra, Kedah, have died of Covid-19 over two weeks, a state official has confirmed.
According to a Berita Hairan report, state executive councillor Dr Mohd Hayati Othman said the virus is believed to have spread among the congregants of the mosque in May.
Taman Mashuri, where the mosque is located, was under an enhanced movement control order from May 18 to May 31.
Hayati was commenting on a viral message about Covid-19 deaths among the mosque’s congregants. The message was accompanied by a video of a person believed to be among those who passed away.
Hayati added the deaths show how dangerous the Covid-19 virus is. “We hope many people will continue to register for their vaccinations so we can achieve herd immunity,” he said.
On May 16, it was reported that there was a surge in cases in nine localities in Bandar Darulaman, Lubuk Kawah, and Jitra.
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