“As informed by Dato’ Dr Ding Lay Ming, Health Director of Perak Health Department, there are no more COVID-19 inpatients in hospitals in Perak as of today,” Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu stated.
He was quoted as saying after a presentation of groceries to the front liners and contribution to the State Disaster and Social Aid Fund at the Menteri Besar’s Office today.
Faizal also reminded Perakeans to continue to abide by the movement control order (MCO).
“Don’t think that the MCO is over. The MCO is still in force. The two-in-car travel is only for reasonable purposes such as to buy essential items. Social distancing and clean hand hygiene must be observed at all times,” he added.
He also thanked the GLCs and private institutions which have stepped forward to aid the state government in containing the COVID-19 pandemic and lessen the burden of the needy.
Ipoh Echo also spoke to Dato’ Dr Ramanathan, CEO of Yayasan Ipoh who expressed, “Compared to many countries struggling to contain the spread and reduce the damage to lives, the doctors, nurses and all frontliners in the Ministry of Health of Malaysia have again stood high and tall with their selfless dedication and sacrifice to their loving families. They remain among the top health service providers in the world, guided by a hardworking Director-General of Health Dr. Noor Hisham.”
“Fortunately, most Malaysians have expressed their tolerance and patience to stay home and maintain social distancing when in public spaces. We at Yayasan Ipoh/ Persatuan Pemulihan Sultan Azlan Shah in Bercham will only open for therapy (physio, occupational, speech, daycare except hydro-pool and spa-pool) while maintaining maintaining all required precautions after the 4th of May once the MCO has relaxed to some extent. I hope we will not misuse our privilege to step out of our homes and create another hike in COVID-19 cases. This new norm of a meter distance is here to stay for a couple of years,” he explained.
While the situation is starting to look up, Ipoh Echo is encouraging the general public to continue observing the recommendations of social distancing, hand hygiene and to wear your masks wherever possible.