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MoH contact tracing appears outstripped by Delta: Boon Chye
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GEORGE TOWN – The new Covid-19 wave is probably driven by the Delta variant, which is believed to have outpaced the Health Ministry’s contact-tracing capabilities.

Former deputy health minister Dr Lee Boon Chye said Delta has made it almost impossible to mitigate infections due to its quick spread.

Malaysia today logged its highest-ever daily tally of 24,599 coronavirus cases, with Penang claiming 2,078.

Giving an example, Dr Lee said if 10 individuals were eating together in a hotel room with poor ventilation, all of them would have gotten infected if one person was an unsuspecting carrier of the Delta variant.

He told The Vibes that adopting preventive measures and ensuring everyone is vaccinated are the best way to stem infections.

“Public gatherings not involving food and drink are better than those that do, as everyone would be without a mask (in the latter situation).

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