GE15: Ministry of Health to closely monitor voters positive for Covid-19

by Rosli Mansor

Voters who are positive for Covid-19 will be closely monitored by the Malaysian Ministry of Health (KKM).

Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin said individuals who have been confirmed positive for Covid-19 must report their latest status through MySejahtera to launch voting at polling stations.

“Voters who are positive for Covid-19 are required to register through MySejahtera and they will receive a link from the Short Messaging System (SMS) explaining the special guidelines for further action.

“Apart from ensuring the wearing of face masks, they are not allowed to use public transport services. They must use their own transport to go to the polling station.

“Arriving at the polling centre, they must report their Covid-19 infection status to the special staff of the Ministry of Health at the entrance of the polling centre that has been prepared.

“After their status is checked through MySejahtera, they will be accompanied by the Ministry of Health to the polling booth. They are not allowed to queue and after finishing they can go straight back,” he said during a press conference on the latest status of Covid-19 at Sungai Buloh Hospital today.

At the same time, Khairy Jamaluddin also stated that the Covid-19 epidemic has now decreased by 13.4 percent compared to two weeks ago.

“Two weeks ago I issued an advisory related to the new wave of Covid-19 that hit the country. Thanks to the support from the people who listened to the advice of the Ministry of Health, we saw last week that new cases decreased by 13.4 percent compared to the previous week.

“I have also asked the Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Health and the experts from the infectious diseases department about the admission of Covid-19 patients in hospitals; no increases have been reported and the number is now seen to be starting to decrease.

“With that I am confident that the situation of Covid-19 and this small wave is under control. So we advise the community to remain vigilant and be careful especially this weekend because there will be talks, campaigns and voting days where there will be congestion.

He also encourages using a disinfectant before and after dipping your finger in the ink.

“Those who are positive please use disinfectant liquid. Because we are worried that the virus can spread on surfaces that are touched,” he said.

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