Covid-19 situation under control despite spike in new cases

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has assured that the country's Covid-19 situation is still under control despite the recent spike in new cases.

Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil said they await further instructions or advice from the Health Ministry regarding the development.

"We will ensure that public health and safety will be prioritised during this time," he said after attending the 'Public Service Delivery System: Making It More Efficient And Effective' forum at the National Institute of Public Administration (Intan).

Previously, the media reported a total of 3,626 cases of Covid-19 were recorded in the 47th Epidemiology Week (ME 47/2023) from Nov 19 to 25.

This is a 57.3 per cent increase compared to the 2,305 cases recorded in the previous week.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Muhammad Radzi Abu Hassan said 48 per cent of the cases involved those between the ages of 20 and four, with more than 98 per cent of them only having mild symptoms.

He said the weekly Covid-19 cases had exceeded 1,000 cases every week from Week ME 41/2023 to ME 47/2023 with an increased rate of between 7.1 to 57.3 per cent.

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