M’sia still on track for single-digit new cases — Health DG

M’sia still on track for single-digit new cases — Health DG

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia is still on track to see new Covid-19 cases reduce to single-digit numbers soon, says Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

“We are still on target based on our modeling, but the more important thing is that when we look back at the two weeks from the fourth of May until now, certainly the cases (Covid-19) have not increased; however, it’s not also decreasing as fast as we want to, but we are still hanging on.

“As long as we can maintain about 20 cases or even 15 cases, then public health teams can take action into the cases that we have identified,” he said during the daily press conference on Covid-19 here yesterday.

He said the Health Ministry (MoH) hoped that Malaysia could continue to maintain the number of new Covid-19 cases in the double-digits over the next couple of days.

“So we have been seeing, maintaining these double-digits from MCO (Movement Control Order) 3, so the most important is that in terms of the number of cases, there’s no sudden increase – a sudden surge of cases into three-digits for example,” he said, while urging the public to work together and adhere to the standard operating procedures set by the ministry. — Bernama

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