PETALING JAYA: The list of areas that could potentially turn into Covid-19 hotspots detected under the Hotspot Identification for Dynamic Engagement (HIDE) system has been published by the authorities.
Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin (pic) said the early warning system is aimed at helping members of the public to plan their movements, in order to prevent contracting the Covid-19 virus.
He added that the predictive system can also serve as a guide to premises owners to take proactive measures to curb possible virus transmission.
“The HIDE analysis is under the management of the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC). The Health Ministry will make predictions on premises that have the potential to become Covid-19 hotspots in the next seven days.
“Listing locations and premises is important and necessary, seeing that the number of new Covid-19 cases being reported daily are at a worrying level.
“This list can enable pre-emptive measures to be taken by the authorities, premises owners, and the people in order to prevent new clusters from emerging, ” he said in a statement on Saturday (May 8).
He said among the early intervention measures that would be taken by authorities and premises owners are to send casual contact notifications through MySejahtera, to control the movements of visitors, stop the entry of visitors with ‘high-risk’ status on MySejahtera, start a work-from-home arrangement, carry out mass testing on workers.
“The public is also advised to delay visiting locations and premises that have been listed. If you do have to visit these locations, adhere to the guidelines that have been set, ” he said.
The full list of hotspots are as below: