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Covid-19: Best to just stay at home during Raya

Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 2020: The Health Ministry have advised the public to remain at home during Hari Raya and urged them to monitor and maintain the Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOP) if they must visit their relatives.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah yesterday reminded the Muslim community to avoid crowded places, confined spaces and close conversation when they celebrate the coming Hari Raya this weekend.

“Even though the government has allowed visiting for the first day (of Raya), please avoid touching and shaking hands. If someone who is asymptomatic but is Covid-19 positive comes calling, we might be infected.

“And if we are visiting, make sure you monitor your hygiene and wash your hands at all homes that you visit.

“Better yet, this is only an advice and not a policy, don’t leave home at all. Don’t go visiting and just celebrate Hari Raya at home with your immediate family members,” said Dr Noor Hisham.

He said that also to be avoided are visiting the graves of loved ones and holding large family gatherings.

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