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4,000 cases a day hard to hit with present measures, warns Boon Chye
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PETALING JAYA: With workplace clusters making up over two-thirds of daily Covid infections, former deputy health minister Dr Lee Boon Chye said the below-4,000 cases a day threshold to transition out of the present lockdown may be far harder to reach.

“The number of daily cases also depends on the number of tests done. If more testing is done, the number of infections will be higher. If there are fewer tests, the number will be lower,” he told FMT.

Due to that, he said the daily new infections are not an accurate representation of the Covid-19 situation in the country.

He was asked to comment on Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s announcement that Malaysia will only transition to Phase 2 of the national recovery plan when case numbers drop to below 4,000 a day.

Other indicators to transition to Phase 2 are that the rate of bed use in intensive care units is at a moderate level and that 10% of the population has received two doses of the vaccine.

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