Viral video on Malawati Stadium housing Covid-19 patients is fake

Members of the public suspected of being positive for Covid-19 getting tested at the Covid-19 Assessment Center (CAC), Malawati Stadium in Shah Alam, February 8, 2021. — Picture by Shafwan Zaidon
Members of the public suspected of being positive for Covid-19 getting tested at the Covid-19 Assessment Center (CAC), Malawati Stadium in Shah Alam, February 8, 2021. — Picture by Shafwan Zaidon

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SHAH ALAM, May 15 — A one-minute video that went viral, showing Selangorians queuing up to enter the Covid-19 Assessment Centre (CAC) at Malawati Stadium here, purportedly to house the patients, is untrue.

Petaling district health office public health physician, Dr Faridah Amin, today clarified that there was a misunderstanding by an individual who uploaded the video, claiming that the Malawati Stadium was used as a centre to house positive Covid-19 patients.

“The Malawati Stadium is only used as a CAC and no cases will be housed at the centre.

“The Covid-19 positive patients will be assessed, and depending on the individual’s condition, followed either by home quarantine, admission to the Covid-19 Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park (MAEPS) in Serdang, or hospital admission,” she told Bernama today.

The Malawati Stadium has been operating as a CAC for the Petaling district since February 8, with the capacity to assess between 1,000 and 1,200 patients daily.

Apart from Malawati Stadium, there are also CACs operating in eight other districts, namely, in Klang, Kuala Selangor, Sabak Bernam, Gombak, Hulu Selangor, Hulu Langat, Sepang and Kuala Langat. — Bernama

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