People should continue to use face masks, according: Malaysia’s health minister

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As the Covid-19 infectivity rate climbs, Malaysia’s Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has encouraged the people to use face masks and avoid crowded locations. He stated the country’s Rt rate – the reproduction number that reflects how quickly the virus multiplies – is presently at 1.04 in a tweet on Saturday (November 13).
“Senior citizens, in particular, should have their booster shots as soon as they are available. #TRIIS is a good exercise to do “He made a post.The abbreviation TRIIS stands for the test, report, isolate, inform, and seek.
The Ministry of Health had previously encouraged the people to take Comirnaty vaccine booster shots to protect themselves, regardless of the vaccination they had received previously. The Health Ministry has reminded the public that the country’s infectivity rate (R0) is rising and must do their share to protect themselves and the community.
Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah, the director-general of the Ministry of Health, stated that research has proven that the heterologous (or mixing) strategy provides protection. Many recipients who had been fully vaccinated with Sinovac’s CoronaVac were apprehensive about getting the booster shot because it was not the same type of vaccine. Pfizer-BioNTech manufactures Comirnaty. On November 11, five weeks after interstate travel was authorized, Malaysia’s RO (R-naught) reached 1.0. For example, if the R-value is 1, that suggests that ten infected people will spread Covid-19 to another ten people on average. If the R-value is greater than one, the number of cases will grow.
If the R-value falls below 1, the disease will eventually stop spreading as there will not be enough newly infected persons to sustain the outbreak. The last time the country’s R-value was above 1 was on August 31 this year. The country’s infectivity rate has been downward since late July, but it has been inching up since October 20.

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