THREE Covid-19 related deaths and 130 new cases were reported bringing to 2,161 the number of cases, Ministry of Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah disclosed.

The three additional deaths bring to 26 the fatality figures.

Hisham also brought to light how the movement control order averted a possible landslide of cases.

Many Malaysians, including civil servants, had made travel plans for the school holidays and they were planning to go abroad, including to Covid-19 hot zones.

This would have been the catalyst for a third wave had preventive measures were not put in place.

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