After working tirelessly for months just to keep us safe against the COVID-19 virus, our medical frontliners are finally getting some well-deserved time off for their hard work and sacrifices!
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Health director-general Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah, in a press conference (5 May) said that as the daily cases of positive COVID-19 cases have slowly decreased over the past weeks, the medical frontliners will finally be getting some time off after battling the COVID-19 outbreak since late January.
However, the ministry will still have to be prepared for the worst. “The medical frontliners and the staff here at the Ministry of Health have been working non-stop day and night for almost five months now, regardless of weekends or weekdays,” he added.
“Now the number of cases have reduced, and we see the use of ICU for COVID-19 patients have also reduced, so maybe we can use this one week or two to give them some time offs in return.”
The medical frontliners will also be given counselling so that they can steel themselves and be prepared should there be a spike in cases, “We have to be prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.”
30 new cases were recorded as of yesterday (5 May), which is the lowest number of new cases ever since the implementation of the Movement Control Order.
Thank you frontliners for your time and sacrifices to make sure that we are all safe against the virus. Now it’s time for Malaysians to take care of themselves, while you rest.
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat