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Govt says ready for possibility of fourth Covid wave after Melaka polls

Aaron Ago Dagang says any increase in cases due to the election will only be seen in 10 to 14 days' time.

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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.

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