PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry will proceed to respond to a attainable wave of the Covid-19 Omicron variant in a calibrated, acceptable method, says Khairy Jamaluddin.
In a collection of Instagram tales on Tuesday (Jan 4) evening, the Health Minister stated that his Ministry is dedicated to stopping the unfold of the Omicron variant regardless of the backlash because of the journey restrictions.
“Even when recent travel restrictions have been attacked, we will continue to try to slow down the impending Omicron wave,” he stated.
In the collection of Instagram tales, Khairy shared screenshots of two articles from British day by day The Guardian, which reported that multiple million folks have been contaminated with Covid-19 on Jan 3 in the US and the way India’s capital of New Delhi has imposed a weekend curfew to curb the unfold of the Omicron variant.
He additionally shared an article that stated the town of Xi’an in China positioned its 1.2 million residents underneath a lockdown after three asymptomatic Covid-19 instances have been detected there.
“Omicron is wreaking havoc in other countries. Million daily cases in the US. Curfew in Delhi.
Meanwhile, China locks down 1.2 million people because of three asymptomatic cases. Extremes all around. We will continue to respond in a calibrated and proportionate manner,” he stated.
On Saturday (Jan 1), Khairy introduced that the federal government had determined to quickly droop journey permission to carry out umrah beginning Jan 8 to curb the unfold of the Omicron Covid-19 variant.
The postponement was as a consequence of considerations over the unfold of the variant as a consequence of non-compliance by umrah pilgrims with home-quarantine procedures, ensuing in an infection amongst relations.
As of Tuesday (Jan 4), there are a complete of 58 new Covid-19 instances confirmed because of the Omicron variant.
The instances have been confirmed through entire genome sequencing (WGS) carried out by the Institute for Medical Research (IMR).