PUTRAJAYA JULY 1: For the first time, Malaysia had recorded zero COVID-19 transmission among the locals except one new case that was imported from Turkey.
Director General of Health, Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, the Malaysian male aged 21 was detected positive COVID-19 without any symptom and was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Dr. Noor Hisham said, the zero case had been forecasted by the Malaysian Health Institute on May 21 and the achievement reached today has been played by all levels in the society by adhering to the standard operating procedure (SOP) and complying with the new norms set by the government.
“The most important elements are the social responsibilities and the self-regulations exercised by the people where cleanliness and social distancing are the prime principles to break the transmission of COVID-19 in the community.
“The Covid-19 pandemic is still happening globally and if we are not careful and not take it seriously, it will come back to infect the people again.
“If zero COVID-19 new cases could be maintained for the next 28 days, then it is possible for the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) to be lifted after August 31,” said Dr. Noor Hisham in a press conference held here today.
Dr. Noor Hisham said, the new case had added to the accumulative total to 8,640 while 21 had been discharged bringing the total to 8,375 or 96.9%.
According to Dr. Noor Hisham, 144 cases had been isolated and undergoing treatment and from that four were admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) while two non-citizens needed respiratory aids.
There is zero death case today bringing the death toll to remain at 121 or 1.4% for the past two weeks now.
Regarding 1,400 people who have completed the 14 day home quarantine after their swab tests were negative for COVID-19 upon returning to Malaysia and did not do the second test on the 13th day, Dr. Noor Hisham said, the people concerned can either do the swab test at the private or government clinics.
“Their names and addresses are with the Ministry and we have communicated and informed them what to do and they have to be present at the clinic on the 14th day for the swab test result,” he reiterated. –Malaysia World News