Covid-19 cases will reduce in a week or two, says Noor Hisham

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia expects to see a  decline in daily COVID-19 cases in the near future in either a week or two, said Director-General of Health, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
The recent spike in cases occurred because of the implementation of the Tightened Movement Control Order (PKPD) in the Klang Valley and large-scale screening actions, he explained.
“With good control, we will see the results in a week or two, then the cases will see a decline.
“At the same time, the vaccination program needs to be enhanced. A total of four million doses of vaccine have been given to Selangor and Kuala Lumpur has also reached a very satisfactory level of vaccination.
“This can curb the spread in the Klang Valley,” he said when invited as a panelist for the ‘The Nation’ program entitled ‘COVID-19: Apa Lagi Ikhtiar Kita’ which was broadcast live on Bernama TV last night.
Dr Noor Hisham said the same situation occurred during the implementation of the Movement Control Order (PKP) previously which also recorded a surge in cases.
“If you look at PKP 2.0 and PKP 3.0, PKP 2.0 which was implemented on January 13, the number of cases jumped to 5,725 on January 30, which is about two weeks.
“Then (later) we saw a decrease in cases. Similarly on May 12, we did PKP 3.0, the case jumped on May 29 which was 9,020 cases.
“After that, the cases started to decline, so now we expect the cases to increase again because the community tracking efforts are underway, namely large-scale screening,” he said.

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