Penang (618) reported a record number of new cases. Penang is already in Phase 2 of the National Recovery Plan. A third of Penang’s adult population has received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccines.
Selangor (6,616), Kuala Lumpur (2,457) and Kedah (1,000) are still reporting Covid-19 cases in the triple digits.
As of today, no where in the country qualifies for Phase 2 of the NRP, except for Perlis.
Sampling numbers will only be released by the Health Ministry later this evening.
Kuala Lumpur (2,457)
Negeri Sembilan (669)
Perlis (2) – MKINI
Politicians not smart enough to handle pandemic, Dr Mahathir says
The council, to be chaired by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, would look into efforts to execute the National Recovery Plan (NRP) smoothly and further strengthen Covid-19 pandemic containment strategies.
Dr Mahathir said, however, that politicians should not interfere because they only prioritise political mileage over containing the virus.
Listing down more blunders, he said, when the emergency was declared, the daily case count went up to 5,000 and the daily tally shot up to 17,000 after the NRP was announced.
He said this only goes to show that decisions made on the basis of politics were not fruitful in containing the pandemic.
This is why, he said, there is a need for a body of experts to deal with the pandemic. TMI
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