154 students returning from Indonesia found infected with COVID-19


PUTRAJAYA: Malaysian students who are stranded overseas are advised to take the necessary precautions by adhering to social distancing, have optimum personal hygiene and put on facial masks when in public places.

Director General of Health, Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, when they return to Malaysia they have to undergo 14 days quarantine to ensure that they are free from COVID-19.

“Extra health precautions have to be taken as 154 students returning from Indonesia have been infected with COVID-19,” he said in the daily press conference on COVID-19 here today.

Dr. Noor Hisham said, taking precautionary measure is very important as there is no vaccine to cure COVID-19.

Ismail said that in responding to a question of how the Malaysian students who are still stranded in Cairo could avoid from COVID-19 infection.

 Regarding the visit of Chinese Medical team to Malaysia, Dr. Noor Hisham explained, they have discussed in details about public health, medical laboratories, treatment of COVID-19 in the public hospitals and sharing experiences in encountering and curbing the spread of the corona virus.

“The discussions and sharing of experiences with the Chinese team indirectly have given us the confidence in carrying out our activities to curb the pandemic.

“The use of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicines are only as complimentary for speedy recovery in COVID-19 treatment,” said Dr. Noor Hisham.

On the daily report of COVID-19, Dr. Noor Hisham said, today (April 30) 84 had been discharged bringing the cumulative total to 4,171 or 69.5% while 57 new cases were recorded reaching the cumulative total to 6002 and 1,729 cases were under treatment.

“From the new cases, 25 are imported while 32 are infected locally while 36 have been admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) and 14 need respiratory aids. Two death cases are recorded today bringing the death toll to 102 or 1.7%.

“The two deaths include a male aged 64, had close contact with a person under investigation (PUI Bali) and suffered from blood cancer while another victim also a male aged 72 suffered from hypertension,” said Dr. Noor Hisham.

In another development he said, the Ministry of Health has conducted health screening tests against COVID-19 to its staff apart from conducting mental and psychological counselling sessions either on individual or group. –Malaysia World News


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