Thousands of Covid-19 close contacts not traced due to strained system

Aidila Razak

Modified 20 Jan 2021, 6:22 am

COVID-19 | Close contacts of Covid-19 patients numbering in the thousands cannot be immediately traced due to overwhelmed district health offices which simply do not have the capacity to reach everyone.

Sources within the medical fraternity told Malaysiakini that on average, more than 6,000 close contacts a day in Selangor alone cannot be immediately traced due to a lack of resources.

This was revealed during a video conference between private hospitals and the Health Ministry last Sunday.

The strained contact-tracing system was highlighted during the video conference to discuss how...

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