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22/05/2020  Media Conference on the Latest COVID-19 Situation



No new COVID-19 case was confirmed yesterday, and the total cases remains at 141. This was shared by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Awang Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar, Minister of Health at a media conference yesterday afternoon on the latest COVID-19 situation in the country.


According to Yang Berhormat, no case has recovered from COVID-19 yesterday, therefore the total number of recovered cases remains at 136. This brings the number of active cases still being treated at the National Isolation Centre to 4 cases, where 2 are still in critical condition. However, only one of them still require heart/ lung machine or ECMO as well as respiratory assistance, and one of them requires respiratory assistance. Meanwhile, the rest are in a stable condition.


All contact cases undergoing quarantine in accordance to the Infectious Diseases Act Chapter 204 have completed their quarantine and 2,679 individuals have completed their quarantine.


In the past 24 hours, a total of 183 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV2 virus that brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 18,193 tests.


Yang Berhormat added, following the announcement on the Bruhealth App at the recent press conference, Alhamdulillah at this time a total of 188 thousand 261 individuals have registered as users to the application. In addition to that, a total of 3,056 businesses and premises have registered for the application. In this regard, members of the public who have not registered are encouraged to download and register to the Bruhealth App. While for restaurants that also provide takeaway services, a new feature has also been introduced where a separate QR code for takeaway customers can be created for the same premises through ''.


The Minister of Health also emphasised on public cooperation in the use of the Bruhealth application as well as scanning of the QR codes in and out of premises is necessary as it will help to ensure the safety of the public including salespeople and customers as well as facilitate the Ministry of Health to make contact tracing in case there is an outbreak. Owners of the premises and dealers should also make sure the public scans the code before entering the premises and prevents those with red, blue or purple codes from entering their premises. Yang Berhormat also urged the public to remember each other for the sake of shared health.


In addition, the Ministry of Health has also received reports that some runners still do not comply with the guidelines for runners issued by the Government when handling such items as not wearing face masks, gloves, Personal Protection Equipment, PPE, such as apron, raincoat or poncho while handling goods. Please note that anyone found not following these guidelines may be subject to legal action and cancellation of their permit.


For further information and latest updates, members of the public can visit the official website of the Ministry of Health at '' or by contacting the Health Advice Line 148 or through the BruHealth App or ''.