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Health D-G Advises People To Avoid '3C' As Dr Zulkifli Says 30 People Per Mosque In FTs

He said this while announcing the latest COVID-19 numbers today.

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There are 40 new COVID-19 cases today, 14 May, Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah announced in his press briefing

Of the 40 new cases recorded, only nine are locals. The rest are foreigners.

There are currently 16 patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

There was one death reported within the past day.

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A total of 70 patients recovered today, leaving 1,356 active cases

The cumulative total of people infected by SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 — has now reached 6,819, with 112 deaths, and 5,351 recoveries as of 14 May.

Meanwhile, the Health D-G advised people to avoid "3C"

The 3Cs as described by him:

- Crowded Places
- Confined Spaces
- Close Conversation

While answering a question about giving a breather for frontliners, Dr Noor Hisham said that they can only think about rotation leave for frontliners if, by 18 May, cases have gone down.

Right before Dr Noor Hisham's briefing, Religious Affairs Minister Dr Zulkifli Mohamad issued a statement saying that starting 15 May, 30 people per mosque will be allowed in Federal Territories

According to Dr Zulkifli, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (YDPA) has agreed to the proposal, with certain conditions, or standard operating procedures (SOPs), in place.

There are six clusters that involve madrasah and tahfiz schools

Four of them are subclusters of the Sri Petaling mosque tabligh gathering, while two more are still being investigated. The madrasah cluster in Solok Duku has been identified as a new cluster.

During his briefing on 13 May, Dr Noor Hisham had announced that R0 (infectivity rate) in Malaysia is 0.3. A sign that the curve is flattening.

However, the Health D-G also noted that if Malaysians refuse to abide by safety guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by the government, the situation can worsen.

"If the R0 (pronounced 'R naught') goes up to 1.0, it is considered a warning for us to take drastic actions. Whether we will impose the MCO again or not, it depends on the rakyat," he said.

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