80 Health Ministry personnel infected so far, none frontliners


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 26 Mar 2020

PETALING JAYA: Eighty medical personnel from the Health Ministry have so far tested positive for Covid-19, says Health director-general Datuk Seri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He said, based on investigation, none of the medical personnel are frontliners battling the disease at any of its facilities.

"However, we urge all medical personnel and frontliners to take necessary precautionary measures to avoid (infection) as told, especially to ensure that they maintain their hygiene, observe social distancing and wear personnel protective gear set by the ministry," he said in a statement on Thursday (March 26).

The highest number of cases recorded was in Hospital Teluk Intan, Perak with a total of 39 cases, followed by Hospital Selayang (five), Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II (four) and Hospital Seri Manjung, Perak (three).

Earlier, it was reported that the number of Covid-19 coronavirus deaths in the country had risen to 21 at midday Thursday (March 26), following the death of a 63-year-old.

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