2021-05-04

Malaysia tightens multiple epidemic prevention and control measures

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China News Service, Kuala Lumpur, May 4 (Reporter Chen Yue) Malaysia’s Defense Minister Ismail Sabri Jacobs, who is responsible for the control measures for the new crown pneumonia epidemic, announced on the 4th a number of epidemic control measures to respond The country has recently turned into a tense epidemic.

Ismael announced at a press conference held in the evening of the same day that it will restart the movement control order in 6 counties in Selangor from May 6 to 17; cancel the domestic “tourism” in the green zone before the epidemic The “bubble” plan again bans domestic tourism. He also announced the upcoming Eid al-Fitr standard operating procedures for epidemic prevention, restricting social activities.

Malaysia tightens multiple epidemic prevention and control measures

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p > The number of newly confirmed cases in Malaysia has increased recently. Since April 15th, the number of new confirmed cases has been more than 2,000 every day, and there have been more than 3,000 new cases every day. Among them, the state of Selangor, which has the largest population, the most developed economy and is close to the capital Kuala Lumpur, has the largest number of new cases. This time, 6 of the 9 counties in the state have restarted the movement control order.

Ismail announced that in the Selangor counties that have restarted the movement control order, people will be prohibited from traveling across counties, dine-in, and social activities will be restricted, but social and economic activities will still be allowed. The Selangor state government also announced on the 4th that from the 8th of this month to June, free community virus screening will be implemented in many areas of the state to detect hidden cases in the community.

The Minister of Defense also announced that during the upcoming Eid al-Fitr, people will still be prohibited from crossing the state, and will be subject to varying degrees of restrictions on people’s social activities based on the level of movement control measures implemented in each region.

With the recent increase in new confirmed cases in Malaysia, the number of active cases has repeatedly hit new highs, and medical facilities in many areas of the country are experiencing tensions. The head of the Private Hospitals Association of Malaysia has warned a few days ago that due to the rapid increase in the number of patients treated with new coronary pneumonia, private hospitals are seriously inadequate with medical care and beds, and it may be difficult to treat more patients with new coronary pneumonia.

Before this Ismail press conference, Malaysian society generally expected the government to tighten epidemic control measures. In the end, the measures announced by the Malaysian government still follow that country’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin’s previous statement-no large-scale control has been implemented, and the focus is still on individual control of severely affected areas. Muhyiddin has stated many times before that this is mainly because of the balance between epidemic prevention and economic and livelihood.

As of now, Malaysia has accumulated more than 420,000 confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia, 1574 deaths, and 31,000 active cases, of which 338 are in the intensive care unit. (End)