Covid-19: Malaysia behind single digit infections target by a week, says Health DG

Published on 6 May 2020 10:29:07 PM

The Health Ministry missed by a week its target to achieve single digits in the number of new Covid-19 cases and is now hoping to reach the target by May 12.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that in his daily Covid-19 update on Wednesday when asked whether he is optimistic of single digit infections by next week as the government has started the conditional movement control order (MCO).

Dr Noor Hisham cited countries such as South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam as successful examples in fighting the coronavirus while assuring that their economy was not affected, saying that “these nations were successful because they have gone through war.”