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Do not treat COVID-19 as normal flu, warns Malaysia’s health minister

THE STRAITS TIMES – Malaysia’s Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has reminded the public not to treat COVID-19 as a “normal flu” when going about their daily lives, as the nation battles the Omicron wave.

“Every death is serious,” said Khairy yesterday in a post on microblogging site Twitter. “It is less severe now, but it’s not a mild flu. We must continue to focus on protecting our high-risk groups.”

Malaysia has been logging daily cases in the five-figure range since February 6 due to the Omicron variant.

More details on Monday’s Borneo Bulletin

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