PETALING JAYA: The Well being Ministry is anxious that the general public will likely be complacent within the battle in opposition to Covid-19, because the nation as soon as once more data zero native transmissions of the illness.
“We’re anxious that the general public will likely be complacent or return to their regular lives with out following the usual working process (SOP) that we’ve advocated, ” Well being director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah mentioned on Tuesday (July 14) throughout a press convention on the Covid-19 scenario within the nation.
He mentioned the virus was nonetheless round and will return or unfold if individuals had been complacent and didn’t take preventive measures or preserve cleanliness.
He mentioned that based mostly on their modelling, they’d anticipated zero instances of native transmissions for the illness.
“We aren’t capable of management the instances amongst those that return from abroad. What we will management are native instances – of their single digits or none, ” he mentioned.
He added that to attain ends in public well being, it was essential that the general public adhered to the SOP.
Requested about different international locations going through second waves of the illness that made it obligatory to put on face masks, Dr Noor Hisham mentioned Malaysia didn’t wish to do it that approach.
“If we make it obligatory, those that don’t put on masks must pay RM1,000 or go to jail. We don’t wish to use this technique.
“However we encourage very a lot the usage of masks, particularly in public areas or if anybody has signs, ” he mentioned.