ARMY boots have hit the ground, quarantine centres being prepared nationwide and frontline medical personnel pleading for proper personnel protection equipment.

As the Movement Control Order entered its fifth day, 123 people were tested positive for Covid-19 bringing to total 1,306 the number of infected persons recorded.

There were two deaths reported bringing to 10 the number reported.

Once again, health authorities disclosed mor than 70 patients of the latest batch detected were linked to the religious gathering in Seri Petaling, described to be the “Ground Zero” of infections.

Authorities maintained their stay-at-home advice and reminded the public that only one member from each household could go out for essentials during the remaining nine days of MCO.

In a related development, more than 10 quarantine centres will go operational from tomorrow.

With Malaysians returning from Iran, India and later Italy, these centres are expected to be occupied by them until they are give an all clear sign for discharge.

With Thailaind recording 188 new cases (599 in total), and Singapore barring transit travellers, Malaysia’s statistics has pushed it to the top the charts among neighbouring countries.

The deployment of military personnel to assist police in enforcing the MCO seems to be effective as less people were seen loitering in public.

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