Covid-19: Malaysia's recovery rate among highest in Asean region, says Health DG

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  • Friday, 26 Jun 2020

Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. -filepic

PUTRAJAYA: The recovery rate of Covid-19 cases in Malaysia is at 96.4%, which is among the highest in the Asean region, says Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic).

"In addition, the Covid-19 mortality rate in Malaysia is also among the lowest in the world (1.41%)," he said.

Malaysia continues to record single digits in its daily Covid-19 cases for the fourth day running, with only six more new infections reported.

Five of the six new infections were import cases, which means the number of local transmission cases among Malaysians was less than five cases for six consecutive days, he said.

With the positive figures, the Health Ministry has commended the Malaysian public for their contribution in controlling the spread of Covid-19.

“No Covid-19 deaths have been reported in the past 12 days. The number of active and infective Covid-19 cases have been steadily decreasing daily.

"For the first time since the movement control order (MCO) came into force, there are now less than 200 active cases today.

“The ministry would like to congratulate all Malaysians for their cooperation with the government for this achievement, in the joint efforts to control the transmission of Covid-19 infection,” said Dr Noor Hisham at the ministry’s Covid-19 press briefing here on Friday (June 26).

Dr Noor Hisham said with the “encouraging” figures, the government would be able to further reopen more sectors that can help improve the economy.

“The government's approach in implementing the recovery MCO is part of the soft- landing approach, that is to prepare the country for the exit strategy.

“The compliance of individuals, companies and communities to the SOPs have contributed to this achievement.

“The SOPs were developed in consultation with various stakeholders, taking a balanced approach and taking into account various factors, including personal safety, lives and livelihoods,” he said.

Dr Noor Hisham however reminded the public to continue to remain vigilant and warned that “the battle against Covid-19 is far from over".

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