Yesterday (Wednesday, 25th March), the Ministry of Health (MoH) issued a statement to deny several false news that recently went viral.

In a news report by The Star, JP Morgan believes that Malaysia has only entered the “acceleration phase” of Covid-19 infections. The country may face its peak by mid-April. With so much on-going uncertainty, there’s bound to fake claims online.

Source: NST

In the statement, MoH denies the following:


1. PDRM debunks:

  • RM300 fine if you’re caught with more than 1 passenger in a vehicle
  • RM200 fine if you fail to where face mask

2. PDRM denies that 4 Indian-men infected with coronavirus fled from Hospital Kepala Batas, Pulau Pinang.

3. Although there has been Covid-19 cases in Hospital Dungun, the quarantine order does not involve all the staffs.

4. The health ministry denies that a loss of appetite and sense of smell are among the new Covid-19 symptoms discovered.

5. The Selangor Menteri Besar’s office denies that the Sungai Lui, Sungai Ramal Dalam, Sungai Merab and Jalan Kebun areas have been included in Covid-19 hotspots.


6. The Covid-19 checklist for symptoms is fake.

7. Claims that Batu Pahat has entered the Covid-19 red zone is also not true. So far the only confirmed red zones are Lembah Pantai, Petaling, Hulu Langat, Seremban, Johor Bahru, Gombak, Titiwangsa, Kota Bharu.

Source: MoH.

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