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Ministry’s statistics show decrease despite claims of under-reported positive results

Fadley Faisal

The Ministry of Health’s statistics reveal consistency in the decrease in detected COVID-19 cases in the country, implying a real effect and not due to positive results being hidden.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar confirmed this in response to a query regarding claims of positive test results not being reported.

“We need to be optimistic and trust the community. In any case, there is a real consistency in the statistics showing the decrease of positive results from ART and RT-PCR,” the minister said.

He added that there might be a few instances where people do not report their positive results and urged the public to report such cases to the police with evidence.

The media also sought for an update on the children’s vaccine. “The children’s vaccine has arrived and we will hold an exclusive press conference for it,” the minister said.

“We will explain the situation surrounding COVID-19 infections among children and the need for the vaccine, to properly inform the public,” the minister said.