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Malaysia Is Dangerously In The Path Of A 4th Wave Of The Covid-19 Pandemic

Malaysia Is Dangerously In The Path Of A 4th Wave Of The Covid-19 Pandemic

Malaysia’s R0 count is already in the red.

Akmal Hakim

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Malaysia is in the path of a fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Health Ministry’s (MOH) data over the past two weeks points out that coronavirus outbreaks across the country are “unstable”, explained Senior Minister (Defence) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, who announced the extension of the Conditional Movent Control Order (CMCO) period in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Penang and Kelantan from 15 till 28 April.

Troubled by the country’s rising infection rate, the minister stressed that Malaysians must comply with standard operating procedures (SOP), especially with the present Ramadan season now underway.

He added that the nationwide interstate-travel ban will still be in effect except for tourism-related activities between Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) areas.

Separately, the Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah also conveyed his concern over the nations rising infection numbers.

He alluded to the fact that Malaysia was heading down a dangerous path as the nation’s infection rate or R0 (R-naught) count continues to climb past 1.0.

The most recent figures released on 13 April also shows that the country has more cases compared to previous worst-case scenario forecasts made on the country’s infection rate.

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As of 12 April, 362,173 cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the country, with 15,835 cases still active and 1,333 people dead.

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