PUTRAJAYA: Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has downplayed the earlier innuendo in his tweet of a possible national lockdown, saying that it is not something new.
"From day one, I have reminded all Malaysians, if you have no important matters (to tend to) outside, stay at home.
“Go out when necessary and when you do, follow the SOPs, ” he said at the ministry's press conference on Thursday (Oct 1).
"The main intention of the tweet is to remind Malaysians to stay at home if you have no important business," he added.
Noor Hisham also assured that the cases in Selangor were “under control” when asked if he would recommend movement restrictions be imposed in the state and Kuala Lumpur.
“Even though the infection rate is high, the number of cases is under control.
"Most importantly, we have already implemented a public health intervention for such cases.
"We identified the localities and we conduct acute case detection to curb the infections," he said.
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