MOH Believes Malaysia Can Handle COVID-19, No More MCO Restrictions


 Most recently, the Malaysian Government will not repeat restrictions such as the MCO that was implemented in 2020 even though there is a significant increase in the number of COVID-19 cases currently.

Malaysian Health Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly spoke through a special press conference regarding the status of COVID-19 this afternoon. He invited the public to be more careful in public areas and encouraged them to download the MySejahtera application to get the latest health information.

Based on his speech earlier, the Malaysian Ministry of Health (KKM) strengthened the COVID-19 management plan through five main strategies, namely early empowerment through a warning system, community empowerment through TEST, REPORT, ISOLATE, INFORM and SEEK (TRIIS), health facility monitoring, risk communication effective and digitizing the health system through MySejahtera.

Dr Dzul said that no new variant was detected but the transmission of the existing variant which is Omicron and sub to the Omicron variant.

He expects that there will be clarity (explanation) in the forward projection and that the Ministry of Health will put a strategy to deal with COVID-19 or surge as done by neighboring countries.

Although Malaysia is facing a sudden increase in cases, Dr Dzulkefly and the Ministry of Health hope that they can control this situation without having to repeat restrictions such as the Movement Control Order (MCO) as happened in the last global pandemic.

His speech regarding the implementation of the MCO caused many virtual citizens to show concern and anger because it has had a negative impact on business activities and the mental health of the community.