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Malaysia On Track To Flatten Covid-19 Curve and Avoid JP Morgan Prediction

Malaysia On Track To Flatten Covid-19 Curve and Avoid JP Morgan Prediction

Tasneem Nazari

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Malaysia is on track to flatten the curve of Covid-19 cases. In fact, we are expected to avoid JP Morgan’s predicted exponential spike by more than 1,000 cases.

At the end of March, analysts at JP Morgan & Co predicted that Malaysia’s Covid-19 cases would peak around mid-April at 6,300 cases.

During his daily 5pm press conference on 13 April, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah told the media that the cumulative number of Covid-19 positive cases in the country was at 4,817, well below the predicted number.

Our target is to have less than the 6,300 cases as predicted. We are certainly doing much better.

Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah
Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah updating the press on the current Covid-19 situation in the country during his daily 5pm press conference.

He added that this was a sign that the first and second phases of the movement control order (MCO) were working.

Dr Noor Hisham explained that the country is currently in the recovery phase. However, the ministry is still keeping a close eye on the spread of infection.

The third phase of the MCO is important to bring the number down further.

Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah

He is also confident in how well we’re doing as a country, saying that we not only have the possibility of reducing the spread and flattening the curve but also ending the Covid-19 epidemic in the country.

This does not only depend on the MOH but on all of us.

Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah

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