The Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) enforced by the government has managed to reduce the country's COVID-19 infectivity rate, said the Health director-general.

As such, the infection chain could be broken if all Malaysians stayed at home for the next two weeks, urged Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

"If everyone can cooperate with the Ministry of Health, if everyone can play their role. The onus is on each and every one of us to comply. If they can stay at home for two weeks then we can break the chain of infection," Noor Hisham was quoted by Malay Mail, saying at a press conference yesterday.

The country's COVID-19 infectivity rate (RO-or R-naught) stood at below 1.0 as of yesterday, from 2.2 on September 20. Early projections showed that the number of new infections should have been 978 yesterday, but only 972 cases were reported instead.

Noor Hisham urged those who have to go out of their homes to follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs).

According to him further, restricting cross-district and cross-state travel has been the Health Ministry's best tool to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection.

All states, except Perlis, Pahang, and Kelantan, are now under the CMCO until Dec 6, to contain the spread of COVID-19.

As of yesterday, a total of 41,181 COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the country, with 294 deaths to boot.

Globally, the coronavirus has infected more than 51.2 million people, and killed over 1.2 million.


Source: Malay Mail
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