KUALA LUMPUR (April 17): Forty healthcare workers have been infected with the Covid-19 disease even though they have completed their vaccination, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pictured) revealed in a Facebook posting today.

“Nine cases were infected more than 2 weeks after the second dose and 31 cases were infected less than two weeks of second dose of inoculation,” said Dr Noor Hisham.

Meanwhile, 142 healthcare workers were infected after their first dose.

“It is clear that we still can be infected after completion of vaccination but perhaps less in severity,” he explained.

Dr Noor Hisham therefore said that public health measures cannot be relaxed “Although vaccine gives a glimmer of hope to fight against Covid-19”.  

“No one is safe until everyone is safe. Please continue to comply with all the precautionary public health measures, (3Cs and 3Ws),” he added.

It was reported that for the first time in 40 days, Malaysia’s daily Covid-19 cases crossed the 2,000 mark on Thursday.

And yesterday, daily cases stayed above the 2,000 level, climbing further to 2,551 from 2,148 on Thursday. This is the highest number of infections seen in over two months.

This shows that the Malaysia's Covid-19 infections curve is steepening again.

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