Health DG: Two key steps behind Malaysia’s Covid-19 success

Published on 14 Jun 2020 9:52:27 PM

The decision to quarantine and treat all Covid-19 positive cases in hospitals, whether the patients exhibited symptoms or not, as well as making it compulsory for people returning Malaysia from abroad to undergo quarantine are the two key steps behind the country’s success in containing the pandemic, said Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

The Health director-general said that on Sunday when asked to comment on a new wave of Covid-19 infections reported in China.

Dr Noor Hisham also said there are no reports of any Covid-19 infection being transmitted via food in Malaysia, when asked about the China outbreak which linked the infection to the chopping board of a seller of imported salmon at a wholesale market in Beijing.