KUALA LUMPUR: The first screening test done on the officers and crew members of KD Lekiu vessel which arrived at Kota Kinabalu Base from South Korea yesterday came back negative of Covid-19.
The Western Fleet Command headquarters in a statement said that all 150 officers and personnel were in good health.
KD Lekiu is expected to sail to Lumut Base and will arrive there on Monday, the statement said.
A second screening will be done upon arrival at the Lumut Base as a precautionary measure.
“All crew members will be quarantined in the ship pending results,” said the statement.
KD Lekiu departed from the Kota Kinabalu Base on Feb 5 to accompany Petronas Floating Liquified Natural Gas 2 (PFLNG 2) and docked at Samsung Heavy Industries Jetty, Geoje-do, Busan, South Korea on Feb 12, before sailing back home on Feb 18.
South Korea yesterday reported 196 new cases of Covid-19 bringing the total cases in the country to 6,284 so far. Seven deaths were also reported yesterday bringing the tally up to 42. – Bernama