Covid-19: Conditional MCO has led to improvement in virus infectivity rate, says Health DG

Published on 20 Oct 2020 11:44:26 PM

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the first week of the conditional movement control order (MCO) in the Klang Valley and Sabah has produced some improvements in Covid-19 infectivity.

He said the country’s R0 (R-naught) value, which measures the infectivity rate of a virus outbreak, has gone down from 2.2 to 1.5 in the past week.

However, Dr Noor Hisham said the improvement is not good enough and needs to be below 1.0 before the country decides whether to continue with the conditional MCO.

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