PUTRAJAYA – Ministry of Health (MOH) will monitor if there is a spike of Covid-19 cases following the mass assembly outside the Kuala Lumpur Courts Complex yesterday which failed to practice social distancing.
Director-General of Health, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said, the situation will be clear in the next two weeks.
“We can’t do anything at the moment as it had already happened.
“However, if there is an increment of cases in two weeks, we will take the necessary measures in contact tracing.
“We hope that there will be no huge infection following their failure in ensuring social distancing yesterday,” he said while confessing that he was disappointed by the incident.
Yesterday, thousands of supporters of former Prime Ministeri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak including several Members of Parliament (MP) gathered outside the court complex had violated the standard operating procedures (SOP) by not practicing social distancing.
The supporters from several locations nationwide, including Pekan were there to lend Najib their moral support during the hearing of the verdict on his money laundering, power abuse and criminal breach of trust cases involving RM42 million of SRC International Sdn Bhd funds.
The police had also received order to take action against the supporters by issuing compounds against them under Regulation 3 of Forbidden Activities under Act 342 or the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within the Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020.
Elaborating further, Noor Hisham said that the MOH had reminded Malaysians daily to obey the SOP by practicing social distancing of at least 1 metre, wear face mask and wash hands frequently.
He said, training oneself to sit far from other individuals is vital in preventing the spread of Covid-19. Such practice have proven to reduce the risk of infection by 65 percent. –MalaysiaGazette