10 days without fatality, daycare centres and old folks’ homes are currently being monitored closely
by NUR HAZIQAH A MALEK/ pic by ARIF KARTONO
MALAYSIA records no deaths due to Covid-19 for 10 straight days as of yesterday, bringing the casualty to remain at 115, with current active cases at 1,338 and cumulative number of cases in the nation to 7,857.
As of yesterday, the Health Ministry (MoH) ended its monitoring on a few clusters, namely the Madrasah Ayer Merbau cluster which recorded zero deaths and 41 cases, Kampung Baru cluster with one death and 24 cases, and the Malayan Mansion cluster with no death and 13 cases.
Subsequently, 51 patients have recovered from Covid-19, totalling the cumulative number of recovered patients to 6,404.
Health DG Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, however, cautioned against potential spike in cases due to the Hari Raya celebrations.
“We will be monitoring the cases closely, and if the figures remain controlled, then we will be loosening the restrictions for other sectors such as the social sector, sports sector and the education sector.
“We shall discuss with the National Security Council and take the necessary actions to follow up,” he said at the Covid-19 daily update yesterday.
He added that similarly, daycare centres and old folks’ homes are currently being monitored closely as well, as daycares are required to be opened for the workforce to transition into the working lifestyle again.