Don’t be complacent about virus situation, M’sians told

PUTRAJAYA: As Malaysia continues to show improvement in the Covid-19 situation, the Health Minister has reminded the people to keep alert.

Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said the situation in neighbouring Singapore was still serious.

“While we express our gratitude over the improving situation in our country, we also thank and congratulate all the ministry’s staff for their hard work in managing Covid-19.

“At the same time, I want to remind everyone that we should never be complacent. Singapore is facing a more severe situation than us, ” he said.

Dzulkefly said a joint working group had already been set up with Singapore.

“We will continue discussing several issues.... The people must continue maintaining personal hygiene and not take for granted the importance of washing and sanitising their hands, ” Dzulkefly said.

“If you have symptoms such as flu, fever or shortness of breath, please seek medical help.”

Dzulkefly also announced that two Malaysian Covid-19 patients had recovered and discharged, bringing the total number of recovered patients in the country to 15.

Following the two recoveries, only seven Covid-19 cases are still being treated in hospitals.

With no new Covid-19 cases, the total confirmed cases in Malaysia remains at 22 cases.

Meanwhile, Dzulkefly launched a “Virtual Health Advisory” online platform created to disseminate information and reduce public misinformation on Covid-19.

The portal, accessible via or, is set up by the ministry and digital telemedicine platform DoctorOnCall.

The public can search for verified and credible written articles about Covid-19, take self-assessment tests as well as chat with doctors to clarify their symptoms.

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