KUALA LUMPUR, June 25 –The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced four new Covid-19 cases today, bringing the total number of cases to 8,600.
Of the new cases, three were imported cases and one local transmission which involved a Malaysian. The local transmission case tested positive for Covid-19 during screening at Hospital Enche’ Besar Hajjah Khalsom, Johor.
Forty patients were discharged today. That brings the total number of recovered patients to 8,271.
A total of 208 Covid-19 patients are still receiving treatment in hospital, whereas two patients are being treated in the intensive care unit.
No new death was recorded today. The death toll caused by Covid-19 remains at 121 in the country.
Today is the 100th day since the Movement Control Order (MCO) was implemented on March 18. MCO — a strict partial lockdown was implemented nationwide as a preventive measure to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country.
The movement restriction order was implemented in four phases and ended on May 12.
The government implemented enhanced MCO in specific locations where new Covid-19 clusters were identified.
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced a conditional MCO which began on May 4. That paved the way for economic sectors to resume business activities by stages.
Starting from June 10, Malaysia entered recovery MCO and interstate travel was allowed during this phase. This phase will end on August 31.
Since the implementation of MCO, MOH said it has increased Covid-19 testing capacity as well as treatment facilities which helped to detect and treat Covid-19 patients on a larger scale in the country.
MOH stated that the movement restriction measures helped to flatten the Covid-19 epidemiological curve in Malaysia with the support of the people.
MOH also urged the people to follow standard operating procedures (SOP) by embracing cultures of the new norm to break the Covid-19 transmission chain.