MALAYSIA’S health ministry says six more people infected with swine flu have died bringing the death toll related to the virus to 62.
The Health Ministry says in a Sunday statement two boys and a man have died of pneumonia. All three have tested positive for the H1N1 virus. Another three people died Saturday.
Meanwhile Muhyiddin said government would not identifying influenza A (H1N1) “hot spots” as a viable way to control the spread of the sickness.
Muhyiddin said he had spoken to Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai and informed him that such a move would be counter-productive.
“No country has made known to its citizens specific areas which are deemed as A (H1N1) ‘hot spots’. It is unlike haze where we can detect red spots on the map due to raging fires.
“In the case of A (H1N1), it is not a viable option as the public may let down their guard in non-affected areas.
“The sickness has transcended borders and not just contained in certain areas,” he said after opening the Kuantan, Indera Mahkota and Paya Besar Umno divisions delegates’ meeting yesterday.