Do not let guard down during Ramadan, cautions Health DG

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Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has reminded the public not to be complacent with Covid-19 precautions during Ramadan, especially when visiting friends and relatives, travelling, or attending mass rallies.

He said the people should be vigilant and avoid crowded areas and close-range chatting as the number of daily Covid-19 cases is still unstable in some states.

“These include leaving the house for non-essential needs, attending large gatherings or breaking of fast get-togethers, and being in crowded Ramadan bazaars.

He said the health ministry is concerned that such uncontrolled activities will result in an increase in Covid-19 infections in the community.

Earlier, the National Security Council announced that Ramadan bazaars would be allowed to operate, and activities at mosques and suraus including tarawih prayers could resume, with strict adherence to Covid-19 precautions. – Bernama