The next two weeks of lockdown are critical for the country to reduce the number of daily Covid-19 infections to 4,000, says health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
He said it was important for everyone to cooperate during this period to help flatten the Covid-19 curve as the number of daily cases is still on the rise.
He also said he was disappointed that some were still travelling unnecessarily and gathering to celebrate events.
“This is irresponsible,” he said in a Twitter post last night.
Malaysia recorded 5,793 new Covid-19 cases yesterday compared to 6,849 the day before, while the total number of daily recoveries yesterday reached 8,334, the highest since the pandemic hit the country.
The government on May 28 announced on the first phase of a total lockdown on the social and economic sectors nationwide for a period of 14 days from June 1 to 14.