PM Concerns Over Recent Marked Increase in Positive Cases

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in his televised address today (September 15) spoke on the current situation of COVID-19 in the nation.

To date, there is a total of 9969 cumulative cases with a recovery rate of 92.4% and mortality rate at 1.28%.

Out of the 108 clusters recorded, 97 clusters have been declared closed while 11 are active clusters.

The prime minister expressed his concern at the recent marked increase in positive cases. For instance, 615 new cases have been detected in the last 14 days.

He noted that as the country has not achieved zero daily case recently, the pandemic chain has yet to be broken fully.

“The government will not hesitate to impose an Enhanced Movement Control Order in areas which continously record high number of cases,” he stated.

As nation’s borders remain closed, he explained, “We must try to find balance between protecting lives and the livelihoods of all Malaysians.”

Muhyiddin reminded all to keep practising the new normal, stay alert, be disciplined and never be complacent.

He stressed that the practice of the new norm is critical until an effective vaccine is found, citing that another Movement Control Order will impact the economy and people’s lives greatly.

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Tan Mei Kuan

Tan Mei Kuan graduated with first-class honours and book prize from University of Malaya majoring in languages and linguistics (English). She is proficient in both written and spoken English and Malay. She is also conversant in Mandarin and has knowledge of Japanese and Korean languages. Mei Kuan has been on the Dean’s List for three years running. Having written for the campus newspaper and residential college magazine, joining Ipoh Echo has helped utilise her writing and language skills. In her spare time she enjoys running (races).

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