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Remember 2019-nCov? It’s Been 3 Years Since Malaysia’s First Covid-19 Case

Remember 2019-nCov? It’s Been 3 Years Since Malaysia’s First Covid-19 Case

On 25 January 2020, Malaysia recorded its first 2019-nCov case.

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Three years may not seem like long but the past three saw the world change in a way we neither expected nor were ready for.

On 25 January 2020, Malaysia recorded its first 2019-nCov case, and while it was a time of uncertainty, no one was prepared for the days to come.

The man who played a central role throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah paid tribute to the frontliners in a Twitter post today.

He also expressed his condolences to families and friends who lost their loved ones to the virus.

Dr Noor Hisham shared a graphic of Malaysia recording its first Covid-19 case on 25 January 2020, which was an imported case. The first local transmission was recorded on 6 February the same year.

The situation only escalated from that point on, as the whole country later went into lockdown, or its official term Movement Control Order (MCO) on 18 March.

(Credit: Malay Mail)

The lockdowns, better known nationwide by its BM acronym PKP (Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan) saw us being confined to our homes for the most part, with only essential businesses allowed to operate.

After various editions of the lockdown, we finally entered the transition to endemicity phase and here we are today, in January 2023, with the pandemic not yet fully behind us, but life having returned to some semblance of normalcy.


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