Adhere to SOP while celebrating Raya — Health DG


PUTRAJAYA:  Muslims, who would be celebrating Aidilfitri on May 24, must adhere to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) during the festival including limiting the number of visitors at one time.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the total of 20 people advised by the government before this is limited to family members and relatives, besides considering the size of the house.

He also advised Malaysians to limit visiting family members during the festive season or ‘balik kampung’ (visiting hometowns), as it will be hard to practise social distancing.

“We do not know and cannot see the virus, maybe we have the virus but (without realising) we expose the disease to parents and grandparents,” he said.

“We are depending on Malaysians to adhere to the SOP. If we want to succeed, Malaysians must unite and be together with MOH to break the Covid-19 transmission chain,” he said. — Bernama