Covid-19: PM to hold special meeting over latest spike of cases, says Health Minister

JOHOR BARU: The government will hold a special meeting after Malaysia had surpassed 400 Covid-19 cases, says Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba (pic).

The Health Minister said that he would accompany Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to the meeting on Monday (March 16). The meeting will also include the Defence Ministry.

“Until noon on Sunday (March 15), we have recorded 190 new cases taking the total number of positive Covid-19 cases to 428.

“We are now in the late containment stage and the meeting will discuss the government’s next course of action in addressing the outbreak,” he added.

He said that most of the new cases recorded were connected to the tabligh gathering at a mosque in Seri Petaling.

“Until now, about nine positive cases of Covid-19 patients are being treated at the intensive care unit (ICU) where they require respiratory assistance,” he added.

Dr Adham said this when met after conducting a working visit at the Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Building (BSI) here on Sunday.

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