Malaysia succeeds in containing Covid-19, thanks to efforts of all


PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has effectively curbed the spread of Covid-19 and is now entering the recovery phase due to the hard work of frontliners and cooperation of the people in abiding by the directives issued, said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

The prime minister said apart from this, the country’s medical and public health capacity had reached a more convincing level, thus showing that Malaysia has effectively contained the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

“The Health Ministry’s statistics show that the infection rate among locals has continued to drop and is under control. Most of the cases detected recently were imported ones and those involving illegal immigrants at immigration detention depots.

“We are thankful that the fast action of frontliners has succeeded in curbing the spread of Covid-19 among inmates at immigration depots and that the situation is now under control,” he said today.

In a special address aired over national television, Muhyiddin announced that the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) would be replaced by the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) from June 10 to Aug 31, which will see further easing of restrictions.

“However, I would like to remind the people that if there is a spike in positive Covid-19 cases during this period, the government will not hesitate to implement the Enhanced Movement Control Order or EMCO in the affected area or locality,” he said.

Muhyiddin urged the people to download the MySejahtera app which was developed by the government to enable them to practise self-assessment on health during the RMCO period.

The app would also allow the MOH to take fast, precise and effective action to identify and inform close contacts when Covid-19 infections were detected in the community, he said.

“This success is the success of everyone. You have given good cooperation to the authorities by adhering to the SOP throughout the implementation of the MCO and CMCO,” he said. – Bernama