It's been a year since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit Malaysia, but the end is nowhere in sight, the Health director-general has lamented.

Taking to social media, Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said despite the mental and physical fatigue, everyone need to "soldier on" by shouldering the responsibility to save the country together.

"It saddens me today that we have endured one year of fighting against COVID-19 in ouc country. The end is nowhere near to be seen," he wrote yesterday.

He further urged everyone to comply with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the government to combat the pandemic.

"Wear your mask properly, wash your hands, and maintain physical distancing.

"Stay at home if you have no urgent matters outside. Together, we can break the chain of COVID-19 transmission," Noor Hisham said, adding that unity is crucial to win the war against the coronavirus.

It saddens me today that we have endured one year of fighting against Covid-19 in our country. The end is nowhere near...

Posted by Noor Hisham Abdullah on Sunday, 24 January 2021
Noor Hisham has been the official spokesperson against the pandemic, frequently appearing on national television to provide the latest updates, and reiterate the SOPs needed to keep the virus at bay.

A year on since the outbreak began, Malaysia has been consistently recording new COVID-19 infections in the four digits daily.

Yesterday, 3,346 new cases and 11 deaths were reported, bringing the total number of infections and fatalities in the country to 183,801 and 678, respectively.

The global infection and death tally from the coronavirus has surpassed 99.7 million, and 2.13 million, respectively.


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