Selangor Journal
A healthcare worker checks the temperature of a patient seeking treatment at Klinik Ajwa in Section 7, Shah Alam, on March 27, 2020. — Picture by HAFIZ OTHMAN/SELANGORKINI

MB reminds public to follow MCO as Covid-19 new cases drop


SHAH ALAM, April 1 — The number of new Covid-19 cases in Selangor has dropped by half with 32 reported cases as of noon yesterday.

On Monday, the number of new positive cases stood at 60.

Selangor Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari had continued to remind the public to abide by the movement control order (MCO), which has now entered the second phase.

“Selangor saw a drop in new positive Covid-19 cases today (Tuesday), but we have to continue adhering to the MCO and stay at home.

“We must win this battle,” he said on his official Twitter account last night.

The MOC was extended to April 14 in efforts to break the chain of Covid-19 infection, with further restrictions imposed in the second phase.

As of noon yesterday, the number of total cases in Selangor is 704, the highest among other states, out of the total 2,766 recorded cases nationwide.

This is followed by Kuala Lumpur (430), Johor (349), Sabah (206), Perak (189) and Negri Sembilan (181).

The Health Ministry said there were 140 news cases in Malaysia as of noon yesterday with a total death toll of 43.

A total of 94 patients are being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), while 537 patients have fully recovered and discharged.

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