You see, guys; when we are patient, good things happen.
We're only three days into Phase 3 of the Movement Control Order (MCO), but it looks like all our hard work of staying home is starting to see results.
Some great news
According to a report by Malay Mail
, three states in Peninsula Malaysia have not recorded any new positive COVID-19 cases for the past couple of days.
Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah told the news portal that the three states are Perlis
However, Dr Noor Hisham is wary of declaring the three states as green zones for now.
“Although it is true that Kedah, Perlis as well as Penang, for the last couple of days, we do not have any cases reported, but what’s more important is that we need to wait for the incubation period of about 14 days before we can say that the area is clean,” he was quoted as saying.
When the 14 days are up, the Ministry of Health would then consider declaring the three states COVID-19 free.
The only three districts that have been officially declared as green zones by the Ministry of Health is in Perak, The Star Online
Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu told the news portal that Muallim
, Kuala Kangsar
have not reported any new COVID-19 cases for the past 14 days.
“The state is on the right path towards breaking the chain of the Covid-19 transmissions.
"But this does not necessarily mean that people are free to walk about in these three districts, " he was quoted of saying.
What happens next?
Datuk Dr Noor Hisham told Malay Mail
that once Perlis, Kedah and Penang make it past the 14 days without any new cases, the Ministry would then turn their focus to protecting the green zones.
“So now, we are in the process of looking into it and if within 14 days there are no cases reported in the three states, then perhaps we can actually consider that the states will be green states. It is important for us to protect the green area, the green zones.
“Whether it is green kampung, green sub-district, green district or green state. So we hope that within 14 days we can actually identify that,” he was quoted as saying.
Well done, you guys! Let's hope that the three states can maintain their perfect record for the next few weeks.