PUTRAJAYA JUNE 29: Malaysia recorded three new COVID-19 cases today involving one imported that was detected from abroad while the other two are local transmissions bringing the accumulative total to 8,637.
There was no death case which brought the death toll to remain at 121 or 1.4% since more than 10 days now.
Director General of Health, Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, 16 cases were discharged bringing the accumulative total to 8,334 or 96.5% while 182 were isolated and still undergoing treatment in the hospitals nationwide.
From those under treatment, four patients were admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) while one needed respiratory aid.
“From the two local transmissions, one was detected positive COVID-19 while undergoing a pre-procedural for leukaemia screening test in Selangor and the other one was detected while being tested for corona virus at the work place in Sabah,” said Dr. Noor Hisham at the press conference held here today.
According to Dr. Noor Hisham, the Malaysian was detected positive COVID-19 after he went to New Zealand and entered Malaysia via Singapore.
On another development, Dr. Noor Hisham said, Malaysians returning from overseas including permanent residents (PR) who were tested negative for COVID-19 will have to undergo a compulsory 14 day home quarantine.
“The home quarantine is stated in the Guideline for Home Monitoring and Surveillance Order (Annex 14b) Failure to comply with this order, one could be charged under Section 22 of Act 342.
“The district health office and other related agencies are empowered to trace and take actions on any individuals who fails to follow the terms of this Order,” said Dr. Noor Hisham.
Dr. Noor Hisham added, the offender could be fined or imprisoned or both. –Malaysia World News