Malaysia’s Covid-19 situation has deteriorated to unprecedented levels with Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah reporting another 2,188 cases today to surpass yesterday’s record of 1,844 cases.
Selangor contributed the overwhelming majority with 1,623 cases, followed by Sabah’s 232.
Most of Selangor’s cases were, however, from the Teratai cluster involving factory workers.
Perak recorded 112 and Kuala Lumpur at 90 cases.
The number of recoveries is also the highest ever at 1,673 while four deaths were reported today.
In a statement, health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there were 1,673 recoveries, bringing the total number of those discharged to 44,153.
Noor Hisham said the 2,188 new cases bring the total number of cases in the country to 58,847.
Source : Malay Mail
I would have called for a full lockdown, says Noor Hisham
Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said today that, given his way, he would have given health a priority and enforced a second total lockdown instead of the conditional one now imposed on some states.
However, he said a full movement control order (MCO) like the one introduced on March 18, would be impossible to carry out now because of the severe impact on the people’s livelihoods.
Speaking at his daily Covid-19 briefing today, Noor Hisham said a two-week lockdown, with everyone told to stay home, would have been preferable and would be capable of breaking the chain of infection.
“But its impact is very costly. We have to balance it out with the conditional MCO (CMCO).” He said the conditional lockdown “has worked well so far, but it takes a longer time to take effect”.