Malaysia using `HIDE` to identify and close risky areas and premises that contribute to the spike in COVID-19 infections


PUTRAJAYA MAY 1: The government is using the early warning system –Hotspots Identification for Dynamic Engagement (HIDE) to identify risky areas and premises that contribute to the spreading of COVID-19 infection.

Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said, the premises will be instructed to be closed if many of those who have visited had been detected with positive COVID-19.

“This approach is in line with the government’s decision to control and contain the spreading of targeted COVID-19 infections. Through this system the monitoring work will be carried out every day to identify the high risk public locations.

“I urge members of the public to consistently adhere to the standard operating procedure (SOP) that has been set by avoiding congested places to protect oneself, family and the community from COVID-19 infections,” Muhyiddin said in a statement here today.

Earlier the Prime Minister said, the government is reviewing the Movement Control Order (MCO) that is being enforced specifically in the states that are having a spike in positive COVID-19 cases.

“The review is important to ensure the SOP that has been enforced and the actions taken are effective to stop the spreading of COVID-19 that is currently increasing in the country and the whole world,” Muhyiddin said.-Malaysia World News          

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