Khairy: Govt must act to ensure projected number of cases will not happen

PETALING JAYA: Covid-19 cases in the country could have shot up to 30,000 per day by the end of March had the government not taken steps to slow down the spread of the Omicron variant, including suspending the umrah trip, says Khairy Jamaluddin.

The Health Minister said a susceptible-exposed-infected-recovered (SEIR) epidemiological prediction model projects that Malaysia could record 30,000 Covid-19 cases daily by the end of March should the infectivity rate (R-nought) rise to 1.6.

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