NSI Deny Allegations of Covid-19 Cases among Staff

The National Sports Institute (NSI) have denied that there are positive Covid-19 cases among their staff at the National Sports Complex in Bukit Jalil.

This comes a day after Timesport reported that there could be cases, involving a dietician and a nutritionist.

NSI chief executive officer (CEO) Ahamad Faedzal Md Ramli, who could not be reached for a response on Tuesday, clarified matters yesterday.

“There has not been a positive case of Covid-19 among NSI staff since the start of the MCO (Movement Control Order) on Mar 18.

“In the context of national training programmes, handled by the National Sports Council and NSI, we stand guided by the standard operating procedures (SOPs) of the Health Ministry and the National Security Council, and we’ll take necessary action based on those SOPs if there is any incident or case of PUS (Person Under Surveillance) or PUI (Patient Under Investigation).

“In regard to the dietician (PUI), the first test result came out negative. The person will undergo a second test by the end of this week.

“I hope this explanation clears the air,” Faedzal said yesterday.

Earlier, Timesport had reported that national hockey coaches Arul Selvaraj, Amin Rahim and Wallace Tan had to self-isolate for three days after coming in contact with an NSI dietician, whose housemate tested positive for Covid-19 recently.

A source close to a National Sports Association (NSA) had pointed out that there could be cases among NSI staff in Bukit Jalil.

“I believe the NSA officer was also acting on hearsay.

“Clearly, the dietician in this matter is a PUI, and we are following the SOP in handling a PUI,” added Faedzal.

In March, the national sports centre was put under lockdown for sanitising when Sea Games gold medallist Jackie Wong became the first Malaysian athlete to contract Covid-19.

Source: https://www.nst.com.my/sports/others/2020/10/634223/nsi-deny-allegations-covid-19-cases-among-staff

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