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

SHAH ALAM (May 16): A one-minute video that went viral, showing people in Selangor queuing up to enter the Covid-19 assessment centre (CAC) at the Malawati Stadium here purportedly to house the patients, is fake.

Petaling district health office public health physician Dr Faridah Amin yesterday 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 Covid-19 positive patients.

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

“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 yesterday.

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

Apart from the 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. 

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