MOH Urges PM Muhyiddin Yassin And NSC To Further Extend RMCO

Health Minister Dr Adham Baba said that it is up to the Prime Minister to announce it in the near future.

Cover image via Choo Choo May/Malay Mail & Vincent Thian/ABC

The Ministry of Health (MOH) is calling for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and the National Security Council (NSC) to extend the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO)

After officiating an event by the Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) at the Felda Bukit Besar hall in Kulai, Johor, on Sunday, 23 August, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba told New Straits Times that the ministry believes the RMCO should be implemented until the situation is truly under control.

He added that the recommendation follows the World Health Organization's (WHO) forecast that the COVID-19 outbreak may last for at least two years.

Adham Baba also explained, "It is up to the Prime Minister to announce it in the near future but we can see that other countries are still struggling with more cases"

"We only have until 31 August before RMCO ends," he said.

He also added that the government has observed how other countries are struggling with an increase of COVID-19 cases as well as imported cases.

Meanwhile, MOH recorded seven new COVID-19 cases today, 24 August

Out of the seven new cases, five are locally transmitted while two are classified as imported cases.

In total, Malaysia has recorded 9,274 COVID-19 cases since the disease was first identified in the country. There are currently 184 active cases with patients receiving treatment in hospitals across the nation.

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