Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has announced on 8 May that premises such as shopping malls listed under the Hotspots Identification for Dynamic Engagement system or HIDE list as Covid-risk locations in the spread of the disease will be ordered to close for three days effective immediately.
The HIDE system developed by Bank Negara Malaysia and the Health Ministry is aimed at giving early warning to prevent spikes of Covid-19 infection by using data from the MySejahtera application.
Most of the premises flagged as Covid-19 hotspots by HIDE are located in Selangor followed by Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Penang, Sarawak, Sabah, Putrajaya, Perak, Kelantan as well as one each in Melaka and Negri Sembilan.
The government has produced the first HIDE list of business premises identified as Covid-19 hotspots with potential risk to spread the pandemic.
Below are the Covid-19 hotspots on the HIDE list:
Several shopping malls have already announced their cooperation with authorities and announced their closure from 9th May to 11th May.
The authorities have also advised the public to avoid visiting the locations listed by HIDE for the time being. If you still have to go there, do follow the guidelines provided by the premise owners and continue to perform social distancing as well as wear your face mask properly, and wash your hands often.
As cases continue to rise, let’s stay at home and stay safe!
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