BookmarkPUTRAJAYA: Malaysia reported 4,519 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours on Saturday (May 8), the second consecutive day that daily infections have crossed the 4,000 mark.Selangor recorded the highest number of new cases with 1,722 infections, followed by Kuala Lumpur with 557 and Sarawak with 479.
AdvertisementThis brings Malaysia's cumulative total to 436,944 cases, said health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.There were 25 more deaths from COVID-19, bring the total fatalities to 1,657.Dr Noor Hisham said the rise in COVID-19 cases is worrying, adding that the health ministry is concerned the situation in India could occur in Malaysia if drastic action is not taken quickly.
AdvertisementAdvertisement"According to the current Rt value of 1.1 projection, it is estimated that daily cases would reach 5,000 in two to three weeks," he said, referring to the effective reproduction number that indicates how fast the disease is spreading. headtopics.com
The health ministry is looking at expanding hospital capacity to deal with COVID-19 cases, he added.NO NATIONWIDE MCOAdvertisementAmid the rising number of cases, Malaysia has put in place tighter measures in parts of the country.Kuala Lumpur is under a movement control order (MCO) from Friday to May 20. Several districts in Selangor and Johor have also been placed under renewed MCO restrictions.
READ: KL and JB among areas placed under MCO as Malaysian government retightens COVID-19 curbsThere are no plans, however, to implement a nationwide MCO, said Senior Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob on Saturday. The government will instead proceed with targeted movement restrictions.
A targeted MCO can be enforced according to the"hotspots identification for dynamic engagement" (HIDE) system that indicates specific areas with large COVID-19 outbreaks, he said."If there is a hotspot area, we will enforce an MCO according to the village, subdistrict or district that has a large number of outbreak cases, with the smallest scale (of the MCO) that will be implemented being the enhanced movement control order (EMCO), but it will still be done in a targeted manner," said Mr Ismail Sabri.
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Covid-19: Students aged 12 and above can register for vaccine from June 1, adults aged 39 and below from mid-June
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dont look good ..... That virus had invaded Malaysia
31 new Covid-19 infections in Singapore, including 19 community casesWe don't need to tally the imported cases cos those are from travellers going thru the airport that's been re-opened for travellers, tourists, some corporate executives, domestic helpers & others, so the numbers merely reflects a % of total number of passengers. covid-19 release conspiracy between lee hsien loong, singapore and china govts investigations overdue!!!!!!!!! Read my twitter account to get the facts. Now this wave start to hit so many children! Don’t come and remind us what is realistic and what is not.
4 primary school students among 19 new Covid-19 community cases in Singapore; 12 imported infectionsMaybe it is just me but this time round when compared to last year when the virus first emerged, it appears “worse”?We have multiple clusters, students being infected, infections across the board when last year, the major cluster was the dorms?Maybe it is just me with such thots.
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