Covid-19: New options needed as daily cases spike, says Health DG


PETALING JAYA: As the country registers another record high number of daily Covid-19 cases on Wednesday (Jan 6), the Health Ministry has called for fresh solutions to break the chain of infections.

"We have to look at other options. Perhaps we can place locals with no and little symptoms at hotels like what we do for travellers being quarantined.

"If the health system is being pressured and at a breaking point, we will not be able to accommodate patients in our facility.

"So, we are looking into how to enhance our healthcare system and to also reduce the load," said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in his daily briefing on Wednesday (Jan 6).

He added that other aspects that needed to be enhanced included human resources.

"What is more important is control and we need a circuit breaker to bring down cases from 2,000 to 200 so that we can manage the situation better," he said.

Malaysia saw a new record daily high of 2,593 cases on Wednesday.

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