28t November Malaysia’s health director Nur Hisham said that the Malaysian Ministry of Health recently found that there have been more and more cluster infections in Malaysia recently, mainly caused by various large-scale social activities that violate epidemic prevention regulations, including family gatherings, celebrations and religious ceremonies.
Hisham pointed out that according to the investigation report, several infected groups originated from family gatherings and later spread in the community. He said that several other groups of infections originated from celebrations, while cluster infections involving Selangor, Semmela and Kuala Lumpur in Mentari region were caused by religious ceremonies.
In view of this, Nur Hisham reminds the Malaysian people to abide by standard operating procedures in public places or when participating in any gathering to reduce the risk of community infection. He said that the novel coronavirus will be transmitted through droplets when people coughing, sneezing or talking, so if the distance between people is less than 1 meter, the risk of contracting the novel coronavirus will increase. Hisham pointed out that it is very difficult to maintain personal distance between crowded and narrow spaces, so he hoped that people can learn from the above-mentioned cluster infections.
Since the past half month, Malaysia has suffered from the “fourth wave of epidemic”, and the average number of confirmed cases per day has remained at about 1,000.