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Netizens Outraged At Record Covid-19 Cases Despite Tighter Restrictions

Netizens Outraged At Record Covid-19 Cases Despite Tighter Restrictions

Today with 8,868 new cases of Covid, marks the second highest number of new cases in a day, despite Malaysians being in lockdown for over a month.

Anne Dorall

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Following the announcement that we have once again hit record numbers of new Covid-19 cases, netizens took to the internet to express their bafflement and outrage.

Nationwide, Malaysia recorded 8,868 more Covid-19 cases on Thursday (July 8), says the Health Ministry. This is the country’s second highest daily figure of all time, behind the 9,020 cases reported on May 29.

Selangor recorded an all time high of 4,152 new cases, while Kuala Lumpur has 1,133 new infections. However, we are seeing this rise in numbers despite the state having tightened restrictions with a full lockdown since June.

Klang Valley residents had put their lives and livelihood on hold, closing businesses and staying at home, for the sake of public health. However, such sacrifices seem to be in vain.

This also comes hot on the heels of a political unrest, with the sudden promotion of a new Deputy Prime Minister and the withdrawal of support from UMNO for the PN government.

Additionally, more key economic sectors were allowed to operate beginning yesterday.

The wave of frustration, disappointment, fear, and anger have gripped the country as its people face yet another political upheaval in the midst of a pandemic while half the country starves.

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