fbpx
Connect with us

News

Health DG: Avoid Close Contact With Animals, Continue Maintaining Good Hygiene Habits

Published

Health D-G: Avoid Close Contact With Animals, Continue Maintaining Good Hygiene Habits - World Of Buzz
Source: Illuminasi & Mother Nature Network

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

UPDATE: The Department of Veterinary Services Malaysia has since released a statement that pet animals do not spread the Covid-19 to humans, and has advised all pet owners to remain calm and continue maintaining good hygiene habits. Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has also conceded to this statement. 

 

In a recent press conference that was held yesterday (7th April 2020), the Ministry of Health Director-General, Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, has advised all Malaysians to avoid close contact with animals for the time being, according to Malay Mail, NST and FMT.

This comes after reporters asked the Director-General about what pet owners can do and if the Health Ministry will be providing screening for animals, following the most recent case of a Malayan tiger testing positive for Covid-19.

Health D-G: Avoid Close Contact With Animals & Pets, Continue Maintaining Good Hygiene Habits - World Of Buzz

The Health Director-General notes that coronaviruses are mainly found in animals, and despite that, only seven coronaviruses have infected humans. Among them include Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), and now Covid-19.

“So what is important is that basically we are telling our people, try to avoid close contact with animals, because there is a possibility that if we have close contact with animals, if that animal is infected with a virus, and that virus can infect human beings, for example — coronavirus.” he said.

Maintaining good hygiene continues to be crucial, so Malaysians are reminded to wash their hands often, or use sanitisers where soap is not available. In an additional Facebook post, Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah continues to stress the importance of good hygiene practices, especially in households with pets. The Ministry of Health will also continue to work closely with the Department of Veterinary Services for more advice on this matter.

Health D-G: Avoid Close Contact With Animals & Pets, Continue Maintaining Good Hygiene Habits - World Of Buzz 1

While additional precautions are necessary, this does not mean that you should abandon your household pets at all. Simply continue to maintain good hygiene habits, and practice social distancing as prescribed by the Ministry of Health! 

 

Also read: Malayan Tiger Tests Positive For Covid-19, Believed To Be Infected by Zoo Keeper With No Symptoms

Malayan Tiger Tests Positive For Covid-19, Believed To Be Infected By Zoo Keeper Who Had No Symptoms - World Of Buzz

Source: Iluminasi


Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.



Just In

Ft Jkm Ft Jkm
News5 mins ago

“The minister has no heart for us” – Rina Harun Slammed by OKU Groups Over Issues With JKMPay

A disability rights group has recently labelled Women, Family & Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Harun as “heartless” following...

Collage 6 4 Collage 6 4
News1 hour ago

“He’s an expert” – Politician Defends Logging Remarks Made By Kelantan Forestry Department

Just recently, Kelantan Forestry Department claimed that logging is actually good for tiger population, following reports of sightings of a...

Ft Image Bullied For Girl Crush 1 1 Ft Image Bullied For Girl Crush 1 1
News19 hours ago

Student From Technical Institute in Melaka Punched For Having Crush on The Same Girl as His Bully

There are some moments in school which we will forever be fond of. But sometimes school can also be the...

Collage 3 4 Collage 3 4
News19 hours ago

PM Says Financial Aid For Flood Victims Is Delayed Due To Doubts In Verification Process

The government has allocated financial aid following the devastating disaster that hit parts of the country last month. However, some...

Ft Btc Ft Btc
News21 hours ago

Putrajaya: Illegal Bitcoin Mining Has Led to 400% Increase in Electricity Theft & RM2.3 BILLION in Losses

With the advancement of technology and the increasing use and demand for cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, some people have tried...

Logging Will Cause Tiger Population To Go Up Logging Will Cause Tiger Population To Go Up
News24 hours ago

“Logging is good for tiger population”, Says Kelantan Forestry Department’s Director

Several tigers have shown up near some Orang Asli villages in Kelantan in the past few weeks. Netizens were saying...

Collage 34 Collage 34
News1 day ago

BAM Receives Appeal Letter From Lee Zii Jia & Is Urgently Looking For An Amicable Resolution

BAM Council’s decision to not register Lee Zii Jia for international tournaments for 2 years has sparked fury among the...

Collage 31 Collage 31
News2 days ago

Youth & Sports Minister Will Meet BAM To Suggest a Lift on The Ban Imposed on Lee Zii Jia

Just last week, the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) announced that Lee Zii Jia will not be registered for any...

Announcement

Latest Videos



TRENDING TODAY