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PETALING JAYA: Ensuring those in the high-risk groups are fully vaccinated with the booster dose can help prevent severe complications and ease the healthcare system even if there is a community transmission of the Omicron variant, say public health experts.
PETALING JAYA: Imposing a travel ban on countries that have detected the presence of the Covid-19 Omicron variant is ineffective and should be replaced by strengthening public health measures, including longer quarantines and RT-PCR testing, say health experts.
PETALING JAYA: With Malaysians apprehensive about taking the heterologous booster shot (mix-and-match approach), public health experts have assured them that no known health issues have risen from such a practice based on studies that have been conducted, noting that the delivery is safe and effective.
PETALING JAYA: Interstate travel is on the agenda following the declining number of Covid-19 infections that had once peaked at 24,599 on Aug 26.
PETALING JAYA: As the Health Ministry deliberates on simplifying the Covid-19 standard operating procedures, health experts say the most crucial ones are still wearing of face masks, physical distancing and good personal hygiene.Universiti Malaya Department of Social and Preventive Medicine Faculty of Medicine’s Prof Dr Moy Foong Ming said the present SOPs are much more standardised than before.
PETALING JAYA: Perhaps it’s not too far-fetched to say that life is almost back to normal for an estimated 64% of Malaysian adults who have completed their Covid-19 jabs.
PETALING JAYA: Two poisoning cases involving the use of Ivermectin were recently reported to the National Poison Centre in Malaysia.
PETALING JAYA: With about three weeks to go till the end of August, Putrajaya has paved the way to achieve its target of fully vaccinating 60% of Malaysia’s adult population, but more needs to be done to increase vaccination coverage in underserved areas and convince those who are vaccine hesitant, said public health experts.