JP Morgan: Covid-19 likely to peak next month in Malaysia


Good job: A police officer pointing at a drone which is used to remind citizens to stay at home during the movement control order. JP Morgan believes the government’s actions are proving effective in curbing the spread and intensity of the epidemic. — Reuters

PETALING JAYA: JP Morgan believes that Malaysia has entered the “acceleration phase” pertaining to the increase in Covid-19 infections and that this could peak by the middle of next month.

The research house is pricing in expectations that the acceleration phase of the curve will last for only the next 1½ to two weeks before moving into the accumulation stage, when the overall infection growth rate slows to between 100 and 250.

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