Health Ministry offers tips for ‘self lockdown’


PETALING JAYA: If you want to stay at home to protect yourself against Covid-19 and help bring down the country’s rising infection numbers, the Health Ministry has a few tips to assist you with your “self lockdown”.

On its official Twitter account and Facebook page, the Health Ministry advised households to limit their grocery shopping to once a week and if possible, optimise online purchases.

It also advised Muslim families to perform prayers with only immediate family members at home.

Completing its list of advice, the Health Ministry also advised Malaysians to fill up a full tank of fuel for their vehicles and not to receive any house guests.

The advice list was popular with many, as it was retweeted and liked over 2,000 times on Twitter and garnered 144 shares and 1,000 positive reactions on Facebook on Wednesday (May 19).

The advice came as the new number of daily infections hit a record high on Wednesday with 6,075 new cases.

With the new cases, Malaysia has now recorded 485,496 Covid-19 cases.

The Health Ministry also recorded 46 new deaths, bringing the country’s death toll to 2,040.

Currently, there are 47,340 active cases nationwide with 559 patients being treated at intensive care units and 303 requiring ventilation support.

There were also 3,516 new recoveries bringing total recoveries to 436,116.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) also said there were 22 new Covid-19 clusters recorded today, the most number to be recorded in a single day.

Eight of the clusters were outbreaks found at the workplace while seven more were community outbreaks.

He said six more were linked to religious activities while the last one was linked to an outbreak in a school.

There are now 516 active clusters in the country.

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