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.