Johor Baru District Declared A Red Zone (Here’s What You Should Know)
On 29th October 2020, Johor Baru district was officially declared a red zone. This official declaration took place after a surge of COVID-19 cases in the district. For a district to be declared a red zone, it means the number of positive cases surpassed 40 in a span of 14 days. As Johor Baru is now a red zone, here are the things you should know.
Things To Know About Johor Baru District, Now A Red Zone
- First of all, the JB district that is now a red zone includes the JB City Centre as well as the Iskandar Puteri township.
- The declaration of JB district being a red zone took place after 10 new cases were reported on 29th October 2020
- Transmission of the Covid-19 disease is mostly among family members and from workplaces
- Johor Health and Environment Committee chairman R. Vidyananthan said monitoring and surveillance efforts would be actively increased to contain the spread of the virus
- 3 clusters have been identified in the state; Kempas Cluster, Rinting Cluster, and Bayu Cluster
- Kempas Cluster involved cases in the districts of Johor Bahru and Kulai and has seen a spike from 8 to 22 cases in just (1) day on 24th October 2020
- The cumulative cases for the Rinting Cluster was at 10 cases involving two employees, six family members, and two friends to children
- Bayu Cluster recorded a cumulative of 8 cases involving three colleagues and five members of their family,” said Vidyananthan, who is also the Kahang assemblyman
- The declaration of the red zone is likely a precautionary measure because unlike other red zones in the country, the authorities have not imposed any restrictions on movements.
Currently, there are 3 green zone districts, 6 yellow zone districts, and 1 red zone district in Johor.
Stay Safe At All Times
As of 5th November 2020, 12 PM, there’s a total of 59 active cases in Johor. So for now, it’s best to always stay home, practise a good sense of hygiene and maintain physical distancing. Take care and stay safe, everyone!
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