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Malaysia may not be able to achieve its forecast of 500 daily Covid-19 cases by mid-May as infections continue to rise, says Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba.
“Currently, the R-naught value (infection rate) of the country is 1.06. Meanwhile, there has been an increase in cases in Sarawak, seeing an R-naught value of 1.08. “Based on these values, it doesn’t seem to be likely for the nation to see numbers as low as 500 by mid-May.
The Minister noted that this is concerning because it is linked to worsening compliance with SOPs (standard operating procedures). “We should emphasize and ensure compliance with SOPs all the time.” He says states involved in the spike in cases such as Sarawak, Penang, Johor and Selangor will be given priority in terms of prevention and control.
This as we reported 1,317 Covid-19 cases yesterday (April 12), along with four fatalities.
Don’t let your guard down, continue adhering to Covid-19 SOPs at all times!
By Roshini Ravindran