The government is prepared to face the eventuality of a fourth wave of Covid-19 infections following the Melaka state election last Saturday.
Deputy Health Minister II Aaron Ago Dagang said the effects of the Covid-19 infection could only be detected after 10 to 14 days.
“We are monitoring the situation. The government is aware and is ready to face the possibility of a fourth wave happening in the country,” he said during the question-and-answer session in the Dewan Rakyat today.
He was responding to a supplementary question from Dr Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen (PH-Bandar Kuching) on preparations by the government to face the eventuality of an increase in Covid-19 cases in Melaka following last Saturday’s state election.
Taking a lesson from the Sabah election last year, Aaron said very strict SOPs were set for the Melaka state election by not allowing large-scale campaigns to be held.
He said strict SOPs would also be used for the coming Sarawak state election to curb the spread of Covid-19.