The Health Ministry is calling for medical professionals to volunteer their services in battling the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a Facebook post made earlier today, the ministry said that such volunteers are much needed to alleviate the burden faced by government medical professionals, around the country.

"The volunteers must be aged between 18 and 60, and be physically and mentally fit and healthy.

"Pregnant women are not encouraged to apply, while those who are working must seek permission from their employers before volunteering," read the post.

The volunteer must also not be employed by the Health Ministry, and must be willing to be served at locations required.

In addition, the volunteer must not also be a COVID-19 close contact case in the last 14 days.

According to the poster, the ministry will not provide any transportation, lodging, food or allowances, as they have to be borne by the volunteers themselves.

Among the positions that need to be filled are medical officers and their assistants, dental officers, nurses, environmental health officers and their assistants, as well as medical lab technicians.

Those interested to volunteer their services can do so by filling up the form at the following link:

You can also email [email protected] for further queries regarding the scheme.

Malaysia continues to record a high number of COVID-19 cases on a daily basis, the past few weeks.

Today, a record high of 7,857 new COVID-19 cases were recorded, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 541,224.

As for deaths, 63 new fatalities were recorded as of yesterday, bringing the total death tally to 2,432.

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