May the frontliners be granted the strength – MOH

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Covid-19 frontliners MOH Ministry of Health (Picture for representational purposes only) Healthcare workers from the Ministry of Health before they begin conducting the Covid-19 screening on the residents of Menara Plaza City One Tower in Kuala Lumpur in conjunction with the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) enforced on the area. PIX: AFFAN FAUZI / MalaysiaGazette / 14 APRIL 2020
(Picture for representational purposes only) Healthcare workers from the Ministry of Health before they begin conducting the Covid-19 screening on the residents of Menara Plaza City One Tower in Kuala Lumpur in conjunction with the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) enforced on the area. PIX: AFFAN FAUZI / MalaysiaGazette / 14 APRIL 2020

KUALA LUMPUR – After combating Covid-19 for exactly one year, everyone from the Ministry of Health (MOH) is still committed in this fight and has not given up.

Malaysia has recorded 183,801 Covid-19 cases to date and 678 patients have died due to the pandemic.

From the amount of infections, 141,446 (77%) individuals have fully recovered from the virus.

In a statement, the MOH said that the work will continue as usual by all team members, including the top management and the frontliners fighting in hospitals, Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC), Covid-19 Assessment Centres (CAC) and clinics nationwide.

“Pray for all MOH frontliners, that they will be given the strength to fight this invisible enemy,” said MOH in conjunction with the one year anniversary of the ministry and frontliners facing the pandemic.

The first case involved three Chinese nationals who entered Malaysia from Johor through Singapore. The three pioneer Covid-19 cases in Malaysia are close family members to a 66-year-old man and his son from Wuhan, China, who are recorded as the first positive cases of the virus in Singapore.

They were then sent for treatment at the Sungai Buloh Hospital.

MOH said, the Covid-19 team at the Sungai Buloh Hospital in Selangor was later recognised after they receive the Global Health Awards (GHA) 2020. MOH also received several other awards in managing Covid-19.

It said, the success showed that the MOH is on the right track of fighting COvid-19 and had successfully handled the first and second waves of the virus last year.

“Now, all Malaysians are facing the third phase of Covid-19 since the end of September last year,” said the MOH in the statement.

According to MOH, its current focus is to review all strategies in overcoming COvid-19 and to strengthen all 213 CAC nationwide.

“Condolences to those who lost their family members due to the Covid-19 virus. May God continue to protect our beloved country,” it added. –MalaysiaGazette

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