PUTRAJAYA MAY 27: The Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) that was enforced on May 4 had given a positive result when only nine local transmissions of COVID-19 are recorded today.
Director-General of Health, Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham said, out of the nine local transmissions only five involves the Malaysians, four non-citizens, and six others are infected from overseas, bringing the total of new COVID-19 cases to 15.
This figure is very much lower than 187 new cases recorded yesterday which had caused an alarm especially when the people had just celebrated Hari Raya Aidilfitri with their families on Sunday (May 24).
“Even though under CMCO the people are allowed to work and move around according to the standard operating procedures (SOP) but we are able to reach a single-digit where only 9 cases involve the local transmissions.
“The single-digit could only be achieved where social responsibility and social discipline become the “owners’’ of the community empowerment.
“If the community is not adhering strictly to the SOP, then the active cases of COVID-19 will rise and the result will be known in two weeks time,” Dr. Noor Hisham said in his daily press conference held here today.
The Health Director-General added many countries had enforced the MCO with lesser restrictions but the people did not adhere to the SOP and as a result COVID-19 new cases increased drastically.
Dr.Noor Hisham also reminded the people to observe closely the symptoms of COVID-19. Even though the body temperature shows the reading of 36.6 to 37.2 being normal but having flu, cough, difficulty in breathing, and losing the sense of smell and taste, lethargic is also part of the symptoms of positive COVID-19.
Dr. Hisham added if a person has the symptoms of COVID-19 then refrain from going to work, instead go to the nearest hospital for health tests.
“Some people have no symptoms but when tested they have COVID-19 infections and this is an important aspect to be observed,” he said.
In another development, Dr. Noor Hisham said, today 42 patients were discharged bringing the accumulative total to 6,083 or 79.8% while 15 new cases were recorded to reach the accumulative total to 7,619. with 1,421 under treatment.
He added, under the treatment group, eight cases are admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) while four are in need of respiratory aids. There is no death case today bringing the death toll of 115 or 1.51% remains.
In another development, Dr. Noor Hisham said the World Health Organization (WHO) in its report had stated, up to date, 5.6 million people had been infected with COVID-19 with 348,610 deaths.
“As of May 26, Malaysia has recorded 0.14% from the number of deaths for COVID-19 in the world,” Dr. Noor Hisham said. –Malaysia World News