Nevertheless, he reminded Malaysians to comply with the health standard operating procedures (SOPs) provided by the MoH, such as social distancing, wearing face masks and practising personal hygiene routines by using hand sanitiser during this festive season.
Only four districts out of 1,178 across country still in red zones
According to Muhyiddin, out of the 1,178 districts across the country, 1,112 or 94.4% have now been categorised as green zones, whereas 62 or 5.2% are considered yellow zones. As such, there are only four red zones left or 0.34% of the total districts. A red zone is an area that has recorded over 40 infections.
The four red zone areas are: Mukim Batu, Gombak, Selangor; Zon Batu, Mukim Batu, Kuala Lumpur; Zon Kampung Baharu, Mukim Bandar, Kuala Lumpur; and Mukim Pedas, Rembau, Negeri Sembilan.
"For residents of these areas, I advise you to be more careful when leaving the house. Practise social distancing. Wear face masks. Always wash your hands. If possible, reduce outside activities.
"For the people outside of these areas, my first advice is not to visit these areas for now. It's best to avoid being exposed to the Covid-19 outbreak," he said, adding that people in green zone areas should still practise standard health precautions.
During the MCO extension period, Muhyiddin said the government will continue to monitor the progress of the outbreak.
"So, the next few weeks are quite critical to us. The results of the implementation of the CMCO can only be seen in a few weeks' time.
"Therefore, I would like to appeal to everyone to comply with the SOPs that have been set by the government. It's not that difficult. It's simple," he added.
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