Watch out Malaysia. You’re gonna see a spike in COVID-19 cases.
Malaysians be warned.
The current spike in reported COVID-19 cases may just be the beginning of an even bigger problem.
The Malaysian Health Ministry predicts that the next two to three days will have even more cases reported as public health measures are being taken throughout the country.
Wait. What’s going on?
Malaysia has been experiencing a drastic increase in the number of COVID-19 cases.
A majority of those cases are from the East Malaysian state of Sabah which reported a whopping 488 cases as of October 11, 2020. There are also cases reported in West Malaysia, like Selangor (25 cases) and Kedah (16 cases).
And with the spike in COVID-19 cases, it’s likely that the numbers will only grow higher.
In a Facebook live session on October 11, 2020, Health Director-General Noor Hisham assured the public that the Health Ministry and other related government agencies are making efforts to flatten the curve.
Noor Hisham went on to say that while the increase in numbers is worrying, it’s expected due to the fact that COVID-19 testing, screening, and close contact tracing activities will be conducted more thoroughly.
“These are all important. We expect to see more cases in the next two to three days because of our health activities,” he said during the Facebook live session.
“Those who are positive will be treated, and those who are negative but have been exposed will be quarantined.”
Malaysia Defense Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, and Putrajaya will be placed under a conditional movement control order (CMCO) beginning October 14 until October 27.
Stay safe, everyone. — Source: Mae Yen Yap / sea.mashable.com