PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded six new COVID-19 cases today, maintaining its single digit for four consecutive days with no death case for the past 12 days, creatying a positive situation towards the lifting of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) that ends on August 31.
Director General of Health, Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, the single digit in new COVID-19 cases is an encouraging situation towards the opening up of more economic sectors in a structured way.
“The small figure in new cases and lesser local transmissions of the corona virus have also indicated that soft landing followed by exit strategy could be implemented in time to come,” said Dr. Noor Hisham in the press conference held here today (June 26).
The six new cases have added to the accumulative total to 8,606 while the death toll remains at 121 and 23 have been discharged contributing to 8,294 or 96.4% since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The six new cases include one case involving local transmission that is detected in a screen test at the work place while the five imported including two from Singapore followed with one each from Russia, United Kingdom and Thailand,” said Dr. Noor Hisham.
He added, 191 cases are still active with two patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) and nobody needs respiratory aids.
Regarding the World Health Organisation (WHO) report that there is no immunity passport for a person who had been infected with COVID-19, Dr. Noor Hisham said, the ex-patient’s anti-body will become lower after three months of recovery.
Dr. Noor Hisham said, the COVID-19 patients will be given counselling on how to take care of their health and cleanliness before they are discharged from the hospitals.
“Patients who have been discharged from the hospitals after six months will have to come back for medical check-up on the side effects of the lungs and the body immunity response,” said Dr. Noor Hisham.
On another development, Dr. Noor Hisham said, the discussion on “travel bubbles” between “green” ASEAN member countries are still at the early stage and no decision on the date of implementation has been made.
“Each country will come up with their requirements and there are many advantages and disadvantages. The discussions will continue until collective agreements have been reached,” he said. –Malaysia World News