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COVID-19 Management Plan and Health Advisory (GI/29/2023)

December 20, 2023

In view of the 62.2% significant increase in COVID-19 reported cases (20,696 cases) during the 50th epidemiology week from December 10 - 16, 2023 in comparison to the previous week (12,757 cases), the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MoH) had announced on December 18, 2023 the following:

Strengthening COVID-19 Management Plan through five main strategies:

    i. Strategy 1: Early detection of COVID-19 cases and SARS-CoV-2 variants.
    ii. Strategy 2: Community empowerment through TRIIS practices (Test, Report, Isolate, Inform, and Seek)
    iii. Strategy 3: Surveillance of health facilities, COVID-19 management and case control mainly to protect the high-risk groups.
    iv. Strategy 4: Community empowerment through effective risk communication; and
    v. Strategy 5: Digitisation of health system in pandemic management through the MySejahtera application.

2. Health Advisory Related to COVID-19

    i. Avoid 3Cs: Avoid Crowded places, Confined spaces and Close-distance socialising
    ii. Practise 3W's: Practise Wash, Wear and Warn
    iii. Always wear a face mask in an enclosed public area. The use of a face mask is strongly encouraged.
    iv. Always maintain a high level of personal hygiene. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or sanitiser.
    v. For those with symptoms, self-health assessment is encouraged and it is not advisable to attend any crowded and public gathering areas.
    vi. Immediately see a doctor for an examination and seek further treatment if severe symptoms persist.
    vii. Take COVID-19 booster shot, especially for high-risk groups; and
    viii. Obtain Paxlovid antiviral treatment at the Health Clinic or the nearest private medical practitioner for high risk COVID-19 positive individuals.
Members are strongly encouraged to implement and remind your employees of the precautionary measures as listed under the health advisory. The MoH press statement is attached for reference.

Click here to download Circular GI/29/2023.

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