Daily List by Hotspot Identification for Dynamic Engagement (HIDE)

By Mei Kuan

The National Security Council today (May 8) introduced a daily list of high-risk locations and premises identified by the early-warning system, Hotspot Identification for Dynamic Engagement (HIDE) as potential COVID-19 hotspots.

It serves to aid the community in planning their journey and as a guide to owners or operators in taking proactive steps to protect respective premises.

The HIDE analysis under the management of the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) of the Ministry of Health will perform predictions on premises with potential to be COVID-19 hotspots in the span of 7 days based on surveillance.

It also enables pre-emptive intervention and necessary actions to be taken by the authorities, property owners and members of the public to prevent new clusters from forming. 

Among the early interventions are the delivery of ‘casual contact’ notification via the MySejahtera app and a stricter control of visitors’ movement.

Members of the public are advised to postpone visits to the location or premises listed. If a visit is unavoidable, the public is advised to follow the set guidelines and keep practising the new normal.

The locations of Perak listed by HIDE today (May 8) are:

  1. A&W Ipoh Parade
  2. Dewan Serbaguna Kampung Balun Slim River
  3. Mydin Parit Buntar Perak


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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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