PETALING JAYA: Malaysia must avoid a Covid-19 tsunami like the one happening in India, says Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic).
In a Labour Day message dedicated to healthcare frontliners, Dr Noor Hisham also said that they are the final line of defence in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic.
"InshaAllah (God willing), let us make our hearts sincere, adjust our intentions accordingly, put in our effort and fight as hard as we can as well as trust in God's plan, ” he said.
"Happy Labour Day 2021 to all Health Ministry staff especially health and medical frontliners.
"We are still fighting and we are the final line of defence in battling the Covid-19 pandemic, ” added Dr Noor Hisham in a Facebook post on Saturday (May 1).
Malaysia recorded over 3,000 daily infections over the past few days, sparking nationwide anxiety as cases have been increasing.
Dr Noor Hisham said on Friday (April 30) said that the current Covid-19 national infectivity rate or Rt stands at 1.14, an increase from 1.12 from the day before.
An Rt of 1.14 meant that for every 100 newly infected persons, they could pass the disease to another 114 people.