Don’t panic, Covid-19 cases still under control

Rosli Mansor Ahmad Razali

KUALA LUMPUR – The public need not panic following the increase in Covid-19 cases over the past few weeks.

Minister of Health, Dr Zaliha Mustafa said that the number of Covid-19 cases in the country is still under control.

“These last few weeks there has been a slight increase in the number of Covid-19 cases, but it is still under control and the death rate is low.

“We found cases of deaths that were over 60 years old and had other diseases.

“Although the transmission is quite fast, it is still under control and the symptoms are not severe,” she said referring to a Kosmo Harian news report, today.

Zaliha said, however, people are still encouraged to wear face masks in public places, especially if they have symptoms, including during the Eid al-Fitr celebration.

In the meantime, he called on the public to return unused medicines to health facilities to avoid contamination.

According to him, the government spends about RM3 million a year to dispose of expired medicines with the right method.

“There is a situation where excess medicine is not used and thrown away at will in the trash or in the toilet pit.

“These medicines, if they get into the water source, can cause our water source to suffer pollution,” she said.

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