Sunday, February 5, 2023

KKM discovers over 500 Covid-19 Positive Individuals in Kedah who ignored Home Quarantine Order

NewsKKM discovers over 500 Covid-19 Positive Individuals in Kedah who ignored Home...

Malaysia had been fighting the pandemic for over a year now, and yet there are still people who does not comply with the SOPs and risk endangering the lives of others.

Recently, the Minister of Health, Khairy Jamaluddin said his Ministry had discovered that as many as 523 check-ins on the MySejahtera application involving people who are Covid-19 positive or high-risk individuals ordered to undergo their Home Supervision Order (HSO) were spotted in Kedah last week.

He added that 18% of the total cases were detected to have checked-in at supermarkets.

Khairy said the Ministry have identified all of these individuals and further action will be taken by the Kedah State Health Department (JKN) and the Kedah District Health Office (PKD).

Source: The Edge

He added that these high-risk individuals are supposed to remain sit at home and are not allowed to enter any premises.

Meanwhile, he also urged the premise owners to tighten their supervision at the entrances.

Source: Malaysia Kini

“If the positive individuals managed to enter the premises, it means the security guards are simply letting them in without checking properly.” he said.

Having said that, Khairy said attention should be given to districts that are still recording low vaccination rates, especially Baling and Pendang districts.

He also urge all employers to tighten procedures at workplaces by allowing only fully vaccinated individuals to return to work.

Besides that, Khairy also commented that the supply of vaccines at every vaccination centre in Kedah was more than sufficient. 

“In a lot of areas, we have reached a stage where there are more vaccines doses than recipients… so, we have to really outreach, go check on the hardcore (anti-vaccine) group… focus on this group,” he said.

In addition, there 180,000 teenagers in Kedah will also receive their first jabs starting 20 September and the vaccination process is expected to be completed within a month.

As a reminder, if you are infected with Covid-19 or a close contact with them, and needed to undergo home quarantine, please refrain from going out and risk spreading the virus to others.

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