(Fighting New Coronary Pneumonia) More than 2,000 newly diagnosed cases for 12 consecutive days, Malaysia plans to strengthen epidemic prevention measures

  China News Service, Kuala Lumpur, April 26 (Reporter Chen Yue) The Ministry of Health of Malaysia reported on the 26th that as of 12 noon that day, there were 2776 new confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in the country in the past 24 hours.

Including the 26th, Malaysia has had more than 2,000 new confirmed cases in a single day for 12 days.

  Before the number of confirmed cases in a single day exceeded 2,000 again on the 15th of this month, Malaysia had kept this number below 2,000 for more than 40 days.

  Malaysian Health Minister Azam held a press conference on the same day and pointed out that 60% of the confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in Malaysia this year are cases of unknown source of infection, a total of about 170,000 cases, which shows that "the virus has already appeared in the community."

In addition, this year, more than 23,000 children under the age of 12 in Malaysia have been diagnosed with new coronary pneumonia.

He said that for this reason, Ma will take measures to strengthen school epidemic prevention.

  In response to the current situation of the epidemic, the relevant expert group of the Ministry of Health of Malaysia recently recommended that the government take targeted action control orders, conduct large-scale targeted screening and supervision of cases, strengthen risk communication with the public, and accelerate the new crown vaccination to respond to the new crown pneumonia epidemic.

  Zhang Zhiqiang, deputy director of the Ministry of Health, said on the 26th that he agreed in principle with the recommendations made by the expert group. The health department of Malaysia is discussing how to conduct large-scale COVID-19 screening in a short period of time.

Zhang Zhiqiang pointed out that if it takes a long time to conduct a large-scale screening, it will make the screening useless. "In terms of implementation, we must find a way to perform the test quickly."

  Azam also said in an interview with local media that the ban on people's interstate travel may continue after Eid al-Fitr.

He believes that, based on the current epidemic situation and the threat posed by the mutated virus, Ma should continue to strictly implement epidemic prevention measures to curb the spread of the virus.