Yesterday (8 July), the Ministry of Health (KKM) had refuted claims that photos circulated on social media that says over 2,000 Covid-19 patients had shown up at the Covid Assessment Centre (CAC) Stadium Malawati, where all of them were tested positive.
Nonetheless, KKM claimed that the photos circulated was fake and then shared photos of the CAC which they show that there were only a handful of people at the scene. They even said that majority of the people at the scene were health officers.
However, Malaysians who were present at the Stadium Malawati that day said that the crowd at the place was real. Malaysians continued questioning KKM’s post for allegedly trying to cover up the real situation.
Responding to the matter, State Assemblywoman of Subang Jaya, Michelle Ng, said that she was one of the witness that confirmed the crowd started building up at the stadium at 9 a.m. as she was at the scene. She even share photos of people lining up outside the building.
With KKM’s integrity at stake, KKM stood up to clarify that the massive crowd of people at the CAC Stadium Malawati was actually a misunderstanding. At the same time, they deleted their post to stop the misunderstanding too.
In their Facebook post, they explained that the 3 photos previously uploaded by KKM were indeed taken on the same day, but they were take at the morning before the crowd starts entering the stadium.
“There was some confusion regarding the actual situation at the Covid-19 Assessment Center (CAC) at Malawati Stadium, Shah Alam, which was uploaded yesterday. The three photos shared by KKM were taken on the same day, Thursday, 8 July, 2021.” they said.
“The situation in the morning was under control and calm. However, the situation began to get crowded in the afternoon, with the presence of those Covid-19 positive patients for further assessments.”
“Most of the Covid-19 patients on that day were from categories one and two. Individuals who tested positive were advised to come in the morning to avoid congestion as the evaluation process also takes some time,” they explained.
Lastly, they apologised for the confusion that they have made which cause the misunderstanding among the public, especially the health officers at the scene.
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