This years Hari Raya celebration will undoubtedly be unlike any other in the previous years, many Malaysian Muslims will be away from their family or loved ones in respecting the social distancing order and following the SOP’s issued by the government, to not go back to their hometown.
While those who are staying at home enjoying their breaks and felling joyful with their family, there’s a group out there keeping the country safe from the omnipresent virus plaguing our country at the moment. The frontliners, Malaysians who consist of doctors, nurses, medical assistants, police, firemen, FRU and dozens of others who are staying vigilant in keeping the invisible enemy. All government agencies involved in the task force to curb the spread of Covid 19 will be working throughout Hari Raya this year, in a press briefing Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah called on all his medical workers to take heed of the immense threat the country is under and make these sacrifices in order for the safety of the people in this nation. PDRM issued similar statement as well.
Dutifully the police are stationed at most checkpoint and along major highways in keeping inter-state travelers in check, reports of those fleeing the state has reduced significantly but the police is not letting their guard down. IGP Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador assures of this throughout the CMCO period his men will be keeping order as per law, without detailing too much he also stated for the public to except surprise visits from the cops. Home surveillance will be conducted to ensure festivities maintain to SOP of not more than 20 people depending on the premise size.
KTMB staffs on the other hand are also on duty this year, they will be keeping the trains running as usual, the operator has ensured more manpower will be on hand at the stations to keep check on SOP guidelines and to keep the rail system top notch for those returning back after Hari Raya.
All out frontliners contribution should not go in vain, Malaysians need to stay positive in breaking the chain, the cause is not over as anytime a new cluster could emerge and grow to a large outbreak. Cases continue to be recorded daily, Taiwan, S Korea , China and Thailand all have had zero case days but we still have not. Dr Noor mentioned that in a week or so we could see a single digit Covid 19 case, that was 2 weeks ago, Malaysia is recording mid 50’s in its daily tally. Frontliners are doing a great job in containing the virus and their dedication cannot be underestimated, its a tough job and every Malaysian must do their part or everything we put into will go in vain.
This Raya, we once again thank our frontliners, salute their courage and dedication and promise to do our part.
Selamat Hari Raya