“New wave” if Covid-19 cases keep increasing

Dr. Tan Sri, Noor Hisham Abdullah, said that the Covid-19 D614G mutation was found to be 10 times more infectious, making the virus easy to be called People spread by super spreaders.

Director of Health Tan Sri Noor Hisham Abdullah said that if cases continue to increase, Malaysia will experience the “new wave” of Covid-19.

Dr Noor Hisham said that this is the second highest daily positive case (260 cases) recorded in Malaysia. Four new clusters have been detected in Kedah, Sabah, Selangor and Putrajaya since the highest cases on June 4.

“If we look at the chart, we have an increase in cases lately. That probably is the beginning of a new wave.”

He also said it is our responsibility to flatten the curve again.

“You can see the cases are increasing. If we can come together, we can make the impossible possible. We have done that before and we are going to do it again,” he said when asked about the ministry’s projection on the country’s Covid-19 cases would be at its highest.”

D614G mutation

Regarding the Covid-19 virus from the Benteng LD cluster in Sabah, Dr. Noor Hisham said that the virus there has a D614G mutation strain originating from Indonesia and the Philippines.

He said it was discovered based on a study by the Institute of Medicine (IMR).

Dr. Noor Hisham has previously said that the discovery of the Covid-19 D614G mutation is 10 times more infectious. This causing the virus to be easily spread by super spreaders in the Sivangang group.

For those who ignore the standard operating procedures (SOP) of the Reinstatement of Movement Control Order (RMCO), Dr. Noor Hisham advises those who reconcile due to SOP violations. For instant, patronizing pubs and nightclubs, failed to practice social distancing, and seeking treatment. They show any symptoms of Covid-19.

“We advise them to come forward if they have any symptoms.”

Dr. Noor Hisham also said that if the public does not have any urgent to go put, they should stay at home.

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