Malaysia has seen a rise in new COVID-19 cases. Just today, the Health Ministry (KKM) reported a staggering number of 3,027 new cases with 8 deaths, the highest number of new cases in a day so far.
Now, Health Ministry director-general Dr Noor Hisham has posted on his Twitter that based on the forecast cases and observed cases, there is a high chance that we could see the numbers go up to 8,000 daily by May 2021.
Perhatian kepada kes harian Covid-19 dan jangkaan unjuran kes dari 4 Januari sehingga 31 Mei 2021 dengan kadar kebolehjangkitan Ro/Rt pada 1.1 dan 1.2 di Malaysia. pic.twitter.com/JTqRj8lXpM
— Noor Hisham Abdullah (@DGHisham) January 7, 2021
Former Minister of Health Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad also posted an open letter to Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on his Twitter, sharing his thoughts on the COVID-19 situation in Malaysia, including some actions needed to prevent the 3rd wave from happening.
AN OPEN LETTER TO PM-8
* Beyond ‘lockdowns’, Pls form the COVID19 Task Force of ‘Subject-Matter Experts’ Urgently, as to Steer the nation out of this 3rd-Wave Disaster
Its Oversight role is to ensure these 10 Critical Actions implemented & review-audit Health-Economics lmpact. pic.twitter.com/yxrY2Pllzn
— Dzulkefly Ahmad (@DrDzul) January 7, 2021