We’re in the recovery phase of Covid-19, says health DG

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

PUTRAJAYA: Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah says the country is currently in the recovery phase of the Covid-19 outbreak.

However, he did not rule out a future spike in cases, adding that Putrajaya could not let its guard down.

“So it’s important for us to continue with what we have done in phases one, two and three of the movement control order (MCO),” he said at a press conference today.

Noor Hisham said the current data showed that the first and second phases of the MCO were successful in flattening the peak, with new cases reducing to double digits in the past two weeks.

“We hope we can continue our momentum and make sure we can control and reduce cases from time to time.

“We are definitely seeing signs of success in managing to flatten the curve and control the number of cases,” he said.

Previously, JP Morgan, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Malaysian Institute for Economic Research (MIER) had forecast Malaysia’s Covid-19 cases to peak in the middle of this month.

It was predicted that the number of cases would be around 6,300 by April 14.

The cumulative number of cases currently stands at 5,691.

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