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PETALING JAYA: The government must explain why mass testing has not yet been implemented and why the number of tests conducted daily has remained low, opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has said.

Citing data from the past week, he said tests ranged from a low of 89,227 on May 31 and a peak at 105,293 on June 4, with a positivity rate around 7%. The figures suggested that a high number of cases going undetected, he said.

Malaysia should almost triple the daily testing rate to meet the World Health Organization’s recommendation of 10 to 30 tests per confirmed Covid-19 case, he said.

He questioned what rationale was behind not ramping up testing efforts, and suggested it could be to conceal the government’s poor management of the pandemic.

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