Malaysia studies 9 new COVID-19 circumstances as necessary sporting of face masks kicks in

Malaysia reports 9 new COVID-19 cases as mandatory wearing of face masks kicks in


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia reported 9 new COVID-19 infections on Saturday (Aug 1), with seven of them imported circumstances. 

This brings the whole variety of circumstances within the nation to eight,985, of which 213 are energetic circumstances.

The brand new imported circumstances contain 5 Malaysians and two non-citizens, stated well being director-general Noor Hisham Abdullah.

The 2 native transmissions are in Kedah and Selangor, he added.

Two COVID-19 sufferers are nonetheless in intensive care, with one requiring ventilator help.

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It’s obligatory for residents in Malaysia to put on face masks in crowded public locations beginning Saturday.

In response to a Bernama report, individuals have typically complied with this directive

A ruling for the necessary use of face masks in crowded public locations and on public transportation got here into impact in Malaysia on Saturday (Aug 1).

These caught not sporting masks could face a RM1,000 (US$235) effective, Senior Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob had stated when he introduced the measure.

“I comply with all of the suggestions set by the federal government resembling washing my palms (with cleaning soap) and bathing earlier than gathering with my household,” stated salesman M Sri Mathavan.

“What the federal government is doing is true, I’ll undoubtedly comply (with the federal government’s directives) as a result of I can not afford to pay the effective. I take not less than three face masks with me each day after I exit.”

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Some customers stated they really feel safer with face masks. 

“Beforehand, I used to be a bit anxious when visiting public locations as a result of there are various individuals who don’t put on face masks however in the present day, I discovered that other than meals locations, everybody has began sporting masks,” Ms Tan Lean Yee, who visited Jelutong market in Penang. 

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