Malaysia recorded only 7 new Covid-19 cases, will open borders if single digit maintained

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PUTRAJAYA JUNE 8: Malaysia has finally recorded the lowest single digit of seven (7) in its new positive COVID-19 cases bringing the accumulative total to 8,329 and the death toll of 117 remains as no death case is reported today.

Director General of Health, Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, from the seven cases, five are from local transmissions while the other two are infected from overseas namely India and Egypt.

Dr. Noor Hisham said, the five local transmissions include two close contacts with case number 8,294 from Sepang, an assistant immigration officer from Bukit Jalil Immigration Depot, one from the Women and Children Hospital in Likas, Sabah and another one from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Dr. Noor Hisham also said, 20 cases were discharged today bringing the accumulative total to 6,694 or 80.4% while 1,518 active cases were under treatment in the hospitals.

“From 1,518 active cases, 1,023 or 67.4% involve the foreign immigrants and the rest are Malaysians,” Dr. Noor Hisham said in his daily press conference held here today.

He also mentioned up to date, 46,523 foreign immigrants had undergone screen test with 2,405 detected positive COVID-19, 1,023 under treatment in the hospitals and no patient had been admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) while four deaths were recorded.

On the question of how the people should socialise with the foreign workers as positive COVID-19 new cases are associated with them, Dr. Noor Hisham said, social distancing of at least one metre from each other is the most effective way to stop the infections from spreading as it has been proven and recorded.

On another development, Dr. Noor Hisham said if the single digit of new COVID-19 cases could be maintained until the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) ends on August 31, then the government will consider having lesser restrictions at the borders.

“We will see how two countries can cooperate in the economic, tourism and social sectors after RMCO end. We will select the country and discuss on an agreement relating to the criteria and the standard operating procedure,” he said.

During the RMCO, Dr. Noor Hisham said, the Ministry of Health will monitor and detect positive COVID-19 new cases based on the locality and the target groups.-Malaysia World News


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