On Friday night, 2 October, after Malaysia recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases in a day, Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa took to his official Twitter handle to announce that the Prime Minister will chair a special meeting on the pandemic
"Tomorrow, PM himself will chair a special COVID-19 meeting," the FT minister tweeted at 7.28pm.
Annuar hoped that there "may be stern and immediate action" to deal with the pandemic situation in the country following the special COVID-19 meeting by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
Muhyiddin is expected to chair the special meeting today, 3 October
The FT Minister's tweet, however, did not offer any other details about the meeting.
Although, UMNO president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi responded to Annuar's tweet, hoping that the new standard operating procedures (SOPs) will help curb the spread of the virus.
"Hopefully, the new SOP will prevent COVID-19 outbreak from becoming a more dangerous wave," Zahid said in his reply, urging for people to not be "careless".
The UMNO president also called on Malaysians to come together to help overcome the pandemic.
With 287 cases in a day, Friday was a new record for Malaysia
Prior to which, the highest number of COVID-19 cases recorded in a day was at 277 on 4 June.
All the cases recorded yesterday were local transmissions.
While Kedah reported the highest number of positive cases at 129, followed by Sabah at 113 cases, Selangor, which is the country's most developed and populated state, reported 31 cases.
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Meanwhile, starting today, 3 October, restaurants with bars in Selangor will only be allowed to operate up to 11pm daily:
COVID-19 cases spiked after the Sabah state elections: