MOSTI: Almost 70% of Covid-19 deaths come from old folks

Published on 20 Feb 2021 7:23:42 PM

Science, Technology and Innovation Deputy Minister Datuk Ahmad Amzad Mohamed @ Hashim said since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, almost 70% of deaths had come from the elderly aged 60 and above.

As such, he said if there was an outbreak at a senior citizen care home or a nursing home, everyone in there will need to be quarantined.

"I believe there is no (senior citizen care home) operator that wants the safety of their residents to be threatened," he said during the Vaccination Plan for Staff and Residents of Senior Citizen Residential Care Centres forum on Saturday.