Dr Noor Hisham: Malaysians must stay vigilant despite decline in Covid-19 cases


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 30 Jun 2020

PUTRAJAYA: As Malaysia's Covid-19 cases continue to decline and with the country starting to reopen more sectors, the Health Ministry has reminded Malaysians not to complacent and to stay vigilant.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the pandemic is still growing in other countries and that the public must continue to comply with the ministry's Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOP).

"Since the recovery movement control order (MCO) was enforced on June 10, the total number of cases is 303. Looking at the daily number of cases, they are only within one or two digits.

"Most of the economic sector has been reopened and are fully operational. Despite that, the transmission of cases within the community is under control. This shows that the country is truly on the road to recovery, in which we find more balance between life and livelihood.

"But the Covid-19 pandemic has not ended. In fact, the number of cases globally is increasing.

"As Dr Tedros Adhanom, World Health Organisation (WHO) director-general said; 'We all want this to be over. We all want to get on with our lives. But the hard reality is this is not even close to being over.'

"Hence, the ministry is urging the public not to be complacent with the reduction of Covid-19 cases in Malaysia. Instead, we must be more vigilant and continue to comply with SOPs and practise prevention measures at all times," said Dr Noor Hisham in a statement on Tuesday (June 30).

On Monday (June 29), Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that theme parks and pre-schools would resume operations from July 1, subject to strict compliance with the SOP.

"Considering that more sub-sectors will be reopened from July 1, cooperation from all members of the public to adhere with SOPs is vital so we can break the chain of Covid-19 infection in Malaysia," said Dr Noor Hisham.

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