Covid-19: Doctor Shares Main Causes of Recent Spike in Cases

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The recent overall pattern of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country has been one of increasing infections. This is why medical experts have urged the government to pay extra attention to the recent surge.

The Malaysian Public Health Physicians’ Association shared with Astro Radio News some of the causes of the spike over the last two weeks.

“Based on statistics, the cases started to increase mid last month (March) and this is because of the reopening and movement of certain sectors such as education, businesses as well as the organization of social events with huge crowds,” says PPPKAM president Datuk Dr. Zainal Ariffin Omar.

He reminded the public to always remain vigilant, because the fight is far from over.

“Now is the time for everyone to strictly adhere to standard operating procedures (SOPs) such as the wearing of face masks.”

“It’s best to avoid going out to public spaces and not to organize social events.”

Malaysia reported 2,148 daily infections yesterday (April 15)- the first time new daily cases exceeded the 2,000 mark since March 5. Sarawak recorded the highest number of cases with 512, followed by Selangor and Kelantan.


By Roshini Ravindran