Advisable for former Covid-19 patients to have no Raya visitors

Advisable for former Covid-19 patients to have no Raya visitors

KUALA LUMPUR: With Aidilfitri just round the corner, members of the public with relatives or friends who are former Covid-19 patients should wait for 14 days after their discharge from hospital to visit them.

This followed advice by Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah that individuals who recovered and are discharged from hospitals after testing negative for Covid-19 should quarantine themselves for 14 days.

As of yesterday,  the number of positive Covid-19 cases in Malaysia stands at 6,941, with 5,615 of them or 80.9 per cent, having recovered and discharged from hospitals.

With Aidilfitri to be celebrated in five days, Dr Noor Hisham advised the public to continue to comply with the Health Ministry’s standard operating procedures (SOP)  to maintain the double digit in daily COVID-19 cases which the country has managed to achieve with the implementation of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) since May 4.

The Muslim community is also advised to celebrate  Aidilfitri out of the norm this time by avoiding visits to the cemetery and people’s homes to break the chain of the Covid-19 infection.

“(And) the best way is by having closed-door Hari Raya celebrations with our immediate family and to limit visiting others, or, if possible just don’t,” he said.

The government has required certain measures be taken to ensure the safety of all quarters, so as concerned citizens, we should not burden the frontliners by being selfish and not adhering to the stipulated SOP. – Bernama

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