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Govt reveals HIDE Covid-19 hotspot list, popular shopping malls and hypermarkets on it

KUALA LUMPUR (May 8): The government has published the Hotspots Identification for Dynamic Engagement (HIDE) system to reveal potential Covid-19 hotspots in the country.

On the list are numerous shopping malls, hypermarkets, LRT stations and places of worship. In the Klang Valley, they include the popular Suria KLCC, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Mid Valley Megamall, Bangsar Shopping Centre and The Curve.

Hypermarkets include Giant and Lotuss, and stores such as 99 Speedmart outlets and and even wet markets such as Pasar Pagi Jinjang Utara. 

Other listed places are bank outlets, factories, LRT stations and two large mosques. (Please see list above)

The HIDE system will help in early intervention, appropriate action to be taken to avoid new clusters, Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin (pictured) said in a statement today.

Khairy said this after authorities published the first list of premises revealed as potential Covid-19 hotspots under the HIDE system.

He added that the listing of locations and premises at risk with HIDE will help people “make travel plans”.

"The public is advised to postpone their visits to the locations or premises listed.

"If it remains necessary to do so, follow set standard operating procedures and always practise the set new norms," he explained.

"For the past seven days, the country recorded 23,712 new Covid-19 cases while the coronavirus case referrals to the Intensive Care Units (ICUs) has increased by 21 per cent compared to last week," Khairy said.

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