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PETALING JAYA: As the divide between the vaccinated and the unvaccinated deepens following a number of restrictions imposed on those without the Covid-19 jabs, health experts are suggesting different methods to coax them.
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The relaxation on standard operating procedures (SOPs), quarantine measures and interstate as well overseas travel effective Oct 18 is set to kickstart the revival of the country's tourism sector, says Malaysian Association of Travel Agencies (Matta).
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 Covid-19 cases and hospitalisation rates taper after heightened pandemic activity in August, health experts are looking at the government’s preparations for the endemic phase.
PETALING JAYA: While the government’s move to start booster shots in Sarawak is lauded by health experts, some of them feel that further studies are needed.
PETALING JAYA: Hospital bed occupancy and intensive care unit (ICU) rates are on a downward trend after peaking in August but the target is to get it below 50% and 70% for the healthcare system to be more comfortable, says the Health director-general.
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: With brought-in-dead (BID) Covid-19 cases accounting for some 30% of the daily death toll since early this month, health experts call for a better home monitoring policy with adequate support service to patients.