Follow CMCO SOPs, Dr Noor Hisham pleads with Selangor residents after Covid-19 red zones triple in 14 days

Ashman Adam
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Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah called on Selangor residents to follow SOPs as cases rise in number. — Picture by Shafwan Zaidon
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah called on Selangor residents to follow SOPs as cases rise in number. — Picture by Shafwan Zaidon

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 — Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah is pleading with the residents of Selangor to follow conditional movement control order (CMCO) guidelines as the number of Red Zones has increased from two to six in the last 14 days.

In a press conference today, Dr Noor Hisham shared that two weeks ago on October 11, only 26 cases were reported, bringing the cumulative total number of Covid-19 cases at the point to 2,601.

“However, we have seen 1,279 new Covid-19 cases in several districts these past two weeks, turning four more districts into Red Zones,” he said.

The districts which have been recording the highest number of new cases are Hulu Langat (168), Klang (115) and Gombak (93).

The Health Ministry has observed a steady increase in community transmissions starting from October 2.

“If you look at the spread of Covid-19 during the third wave chronologically, the first cluster was the Jalan Apas cluster which was identified to be from a family who returned from Sabah.

“However, it was found that community transmissions began to occur in Selangor and everyday more and more Covid-19 cases and clusters were detected through community transmissions. As of today, there are 35 active clusters from community transmissions,” Dr Noor Hisham said.

He added that because of this, the government decided to implement CMCO in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, which began on October 14 and will end on October 27, and that everyone in the affected areas will be allowed to work from home.

“This is to ensure that everyone stays at home to restrict the spread of Covid-19 in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya.

“Whether or not it will work wholly depends on the cooperation of those in the CMCO area,” he added.