Good News at long last! After almost a month of MCO and quarantine, the spread of Covid-19 has dwindle down. According to several local sources, the Malaysian authorities have reported a record low of new cases related to covid-19, since the start of the MCO on 18 March. Although numbers are somewhat fuzzy, the government announced at the beginning of the week that there could be single digit cases within the week.
The government urges citizens to continue to observe regulations and flatten the curve. The objective is to eventually have zero cases and we can all return to our normal lives. In a latest statistic, the total positive cases thus far is 5,425 from over a hundred thousand people screened. The number of positive cases has lowered to just a little over two thousand as the majority has recovered. According to the Ministry of Health, deaths from the virus remained at just under 90, with no new deaths.
Get used to the New Normal
The Health minisitry continues to encourage citizens on the new normal, which is to break the chain of the outbreak. The MCO phase one and two have flatten the curve, but social distancing and staying home remain effective ways in the final week of quarantine. As the MCO is expected to be lifted, people are still advised to stay home unless they have to go out and take necessary preventive measures.
The Minisitry has a plan to put a pin in this pandemic situation and looks to mitigate a soft landing in the couple of weeks.