Malaysia enters phase of living with Covid-19 virus, says Dr Dzul

KUALA LUMPUR: The people are currently in the phase of living with the Covid-19 virus and in the transition towards continuing life as usual (normalcy), said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

Dr Dzulkefly said the decision was made during a post-Cabinet meeting at the Health Ministry (MOH) level recently.

"In the post-Cabinet meeting of the Health Ministry, we made a decision that we will now live with the virus, we take the attitude to start this phase of living with the virus like all other viruses such as influenza and chikungunya.

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"The Health Ministry will continue monitoring the situation. In preparation for the future we are always ready to bounce back to action... communication will be made from time to time if there are cases," he said.

He said this in a press conference after officiating the Gotong Royong Mega Fight Aedes 1.0 National Level programme in conjunction with the celebration of Asean Dengue Day 2024 at the Armed Forces Family Housing in Setia Wira Village here on Saturday (June 8).

Dzulkefly also advised the people to always be aware of the latest developments of Covid-19 by visiting

"If you have symptoms go see a doctor for consultation and treatment, if you are in public areas always protect others by wearing your mask," he said. - Bernama

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