The latest variant of COVID-19, Omicron, was detected in Perak when a local individual who returned from Umrah in Saudi Arabia was tested positive.
This makes it the second case after the one involving a 19-year-old student who had a travel record from South Africa via Singapore in November.
Executive Councillor for Health, Science, Environment and Green Technology, Mohd Akmal Kamarudin stated that the case was detected during the quarantine period.
“At the moment, the individual is in compliance with the quarantine SOPs and the situation is under control,” he said.
He said this after officiating the Closing Ceremony of the National Environment Day Celebration at the Perak State level yesterday (December 28).
Also present was the Director of the Perak Department of Environment, Rosli Zul.
Meanwhile, when asked about the case in Perak, Mohd Akmal said his party had not received further information on the individual involved.
In the meantime, Mohd Akmal also requested for the cooperation of the Umrah company as well as all parties to abide by the quarantine order for seven days.
“Therefore, we ask those who return from Umrah to continue following the quarantine SOPs and avoid interacting or meeting with other people as a precautionary measure,” he said.