The enforcement of CMCO is to curb COVID-19 from spreading nationwide – Dr. Noor Hisham

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PUTRAJAYA OCT.12:- The whole of Klang Valley has been placed under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) as its daily new COVID-19 cases have been increasing drastically.

Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, although Putrajaya has less than 100 new COVID-19 cases but new clusters have been formed and this is the evident that the corona virus has been transmitted in the community.

“The impact of the virus transmission does not only depend on the area and the number of COVID-19 cases but also how it is being transmitted.

“If the transmission affects only one or two areas then the targeted approach could be applied but if it spreads to every district in Klang and the Klang Valley then it is difficult to control.

“Under the CMCO, the inter-district travel is not permitted and this is an effective way to control the transmission of COVID-19 in the community,” said Dr. Noor Hisham at a press conference that was live telecasted here today.

Dr. Noor Hisham added, when the transmission of COVID-19 is under control then the civil health capacity could be placed.

According to Dr. Noor Hisham, the Ministry of Health will have to stop COVID-19 from being transmitted to the whole nation by advising the government to impose CMCO to the highly infected areas.

 Dr. Noor Hisham said that in response to a question posed by the media of why Selangor , Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur have been placed under CMCO as the number of COVID-19 cases in these areas are not as high compared to Sabah.

He added, the actions taken by the government to control COVID-19 from spreading widely will show results in two to three weeks time.

In another development, Malaysia has recorded 563 new COVID-19 cases on Oct.12 bringing the cumulative total to 16,220 with 5,039 actives cases that have been isolated and treated in the hospitals nationwide.

However 109 cases have been fully recovered and discharged and that has contributed to the cumulative total to 11,022 or 67.9%.

Meanwhile two deaths were recorded bringing the death toll to 159. The deaths include a female aged 85 fromTawau with hypertension, heart disease and chronic lung disease while the other female aged 48 was from Tuaran.

Meanwhile out of 563 new cases only one was imported from Indonesia and out of 562 local transmissions, 498 involved Malaysians while 64 were non-citizens. From the numbers infected with COVID-19, 10 cases had a travel history to Sabah and that had contributed to 363 cases since 20th September 2020.

From the new cases, 98 have been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) while 29 needed respiratory aids.

Dr. Noor Hisham said, six new clusters have been formed namely Kuala Lumpur (2 ), Sabah (1), Selangor (1), Johor (1) and Putrajaya (1).

Most of the states he said, have recorded new cases and this includes Sabah (291), Kuala Lumpur (28), Selangor (69), Kedah (10), Negeri Sembilan (12), Johor (2), Sarawak (1), Penang (141), Perak (4), Melaka (1) Putrajaya (2) and Labuan (2). –Malaysia World News

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