KUALA LUMPUR — May 13, 2020: A consultant paediatrician who has been tracking and analysing data from the Health Ministry has expressed his concern that Malaysians many have become complacent as the number of infections goes down.
This casual attitude may then lead to a second wave, which experts all over the world have said could be harder to contain.
According to Datuk Dr. Amar Singh, some 32,000 Malaysians or one per cent of the population could have been infected already.
In his statement today, the paediatrician anticipated that the second wave will be from asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic carriers.
“With the relaxation of the movement control order, some people are flouting all the key principles of prevention that have been drilled into us these past two months.
“Now our risk of getting infected is going up,” he said.
In this respect, he has seen a disregard for social distancing, hand hygiene, safe mask use and group gatherings.
“Please do not allow our low numbers to lull us into complacency,” he said, adding that every Malaysian needs to take personal action and adopt behavioural change to keep Covid-19 at a low rate while the country looks for long-term solutions.”
Amar Singh has been active in putting his thoughts at other media platforms on the pandemic and the Malaysian situation.