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Malaysians Concerned Over Possibility Of MCO Round 2: Protect The People’s Health Or Livelihood?

Malaysians Concerned Over Possibility Of MCO Round 2: Protect The People’s Health Or Livelihood?

It’s a tricky balance.

Anne Dorall

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With the number of Covid-19 cases in the country steadily rising, many Malaysians are concerned over the possibility of another lockdown.

For some, it is the fear of the spread of the virus; but for others, it is a setback they cannot afford especially after the first round of MCO.

The conversation raised the very important question: should the focus be on protecting the people’s health and impose a second lockdown should things go south, or should the focus be on protecting the people’s livelihoods, especially the financial struggles after the first round lockdown?

A lot of Malaysians agreed with Mediha, citing the financial difficulties faced.

But others cautioned that an unchecked pandemic will wreak untold havoc on the economy anyway.

The pandemic is a difficult thing to navigate, and 2020 is already difficult enough as it is. For the time being, Malaysians can only take the utmost precaution to practice physical distancing rules.


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