After a tough 2 months under MCO and EMCO, Malaysia is able to sigh a relief after flattening the Covid-19 curve and look forward to a recovery phase. It wasn’t easy, not going out for 60 days, confined at a small area, eating fast food everyday but the sacrifice is well worth, today we stand together as Malaysians and say we have beat this thing, we won!
Our unprecedented efforts did not go unnoticed, Malaysia a small nation of 32 million in Southeast Asia has now been recognised as among the five nations in the world, to have succeeded in controlling the spread of COVID-19, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
Looking across our neighbours and in Europe or America’s, the handling of the coronavirus outbreak in Malaysia has been fairy decisive. Actions were taken immediately without hesitation, and tough calls were made especially by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on initiating the MCO. Credit has to be given to the young government in tackling the invisible enemy threatening to wipe out the country, while there were some missteps in the beginning, all the relevant ministries functioned in unison eventually.
The declaration came after a global survey, placed Malaysia among the top five countries in the world with the highest public approval rating in managing the pandemic. The announcement further prompted the Minister to add, “good cooperation of all Malaysians who had complied with every directive issued, led to the flattening of the curve in the country.”
Malaysia’s tally now stands at 8453 total cases 121 deaths and 986 active cases still under quarantine, in contrast global numbers which has been rising at an alarming rate is at 7.5 million with 423, 000 deaths.