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KUCHING, Mar 12: The Health Ministry (MoH) has urged the public and organisers to postpone all mass gatherings to minimise the spread of Covid-19.
MoH in a statement today said those experiencing respiratory infection symptoms were advised not to attend any programmes that involved crowded places, including religious activities.
They should practice a social distance of at least 1 metre when dealing with other people.
“Do not travel to countries which are experiencing Covid-19 outbreaks and do not visit other states of Malaysia during the school holidays, especially those who have symptoms of respiratory infection,” Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said.
Italy has recorded a significant increase in cases and deaths after China.
In Malaysia, the current number of cases are increasing daily.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Covid-19 a pandemic on March 11.
“MoH is seeking the cooperation, trust and support of the people to jointly prevent the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak,” he added.
According to the data, as of today (March 12) 11am, there were 126,135 confirmed Covid-19 cases with 4,630 deaths reported while a total of 68,216 patients have recovered worldwide.
Malaysia has 149 confirmed cases. —DayakDaily