PUTRAJAYA: The implementation of targeted approaches have shown a positive impact in detecting more cases of COVID-19 infection.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that to date, the Ministry of Health has identified several target groups involving eight clusters of infections.

“Among the target groups were rally participants in Seri Petaling and their close contacts; students and staff of the madrasah and tahfiz who were closely linked to the rally in Seri Petaling; and Malaysians who had returned from overseas and were housed in quarantine centres.

“Other than that are MOH health workers; residents in localized Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO); Kuala Lumpur Wholesale Markets and related markets; foreign workers at construction sites in red zones and residents of old folk homes,” he said in a press conference here on Sunday.

Commenting further, Dr Noor Hisham said the public need not worry about new cases following an aggressive and proactive focused approach that is believed could reduce cases.

“These cases have been isolated and treated in hospitals to ensure that the virus does not continue to spread in the community,” he said.

Dr Noor Hisham called for all parties to cooperate in the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak.

“People need to take on social responsibility and have self-control.

“The MoH would like to advise the public to continue to apply the new norms in life especially in compliance with the tightened standard operating procedures (SOP) of the CMCO,” he added.

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