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Covid-19 positive individuals asked to stay home

Dr Chong has been appointed as Head, Greater Klang Valley Task Force - Pic by Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR: All Klang Valley residents who test positive for Covid-19 are to stay home and monitor their health condition themselves using the Health Assessment Tool (HAT), a feature in the MySejahtera application.

Health Deputy Director-general (public health) Datuk Dr Chong Chee Kheong, who heads the special Greater Klang Valley Task Force which was formed recently to make quick decisions for Covid-19 cases, said that the decision was made following a tremendous increase in cases of between 4,000 to 6,000 daily here.

He said: “At the present moment, for the greater Klang Valley, we are now asking for those who are tested positive to stay at home and monitor themselves using the HAT, which is embedded in the MySejahtera application.

“A digital home surveillance order will be sent to them, also through MySejahtera to remind them that they are legally under home surveillance, although they do not wear a pink tag.

“All those who are symptomatic, will be asked to come to the Covid-19 assessment centres for assessment, if they are found necessary through the HAT.”

Speaking during the Ministry of Health’s press briefing on the Covid-19 situation in Malaysia, Dr Chong said that the ministry resorted to such means to focus on those who are more needful and are deteriorating.

Malaysia yesterday reported its new highest number of Covid-19 cases detected in a single day with 15,573 new infections reported over the last day.

Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Selangor again topped the list, contributing to almost half of yesterday’s infection with 7,672 new cases, reported The Malay Mail.

This is followed by 2,063 new infections in Kuala Lumpur, with the situation worsening in Kedah with 937 new cases over the last 24 hours.

Johor meanwhile reported 722 new cases, 682 in Negri Sembilan, and 530 in Penang which is under phase two of the National Recovery Plan.

Written by Ezri

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