06 April 2020 – Possible COVID-19 link found between Brunei, Malaysia, and Indonesia

Type of Intervention: Information
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Research and development
Level of Jurisdiction: Supranational
Lead People/Agency: Miri MP Dr Michael Teo Yu Keng

Overview: A possible COVID-19 link has been found between Brunei, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Full details here: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/04/06/possible-covid-19-link-found-between-three-countries-says-sarawak-disaster-relief-committees

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee
Source of Evidence or Justification: Sarawak Disaster Relief Committee and the Miri Divisional Disaster Relief Committee.
Evidence/Justification: A probe conducted by both committees has found that a 53-year-old man from Brunei who had tested positive for Covid-19 had gone to Indonesia, then to the Sri Petaling Mosque in Kuala Lumpur before flying to Miri and returning to Brunei via the Miri-Brunei land border.