Spread the news

People wearing face masks as a precaution against the spread of Covid-19 wait for a bus in Kuala Lumpur May 31, 2021. — Picture by Firdaus Latif
People wearing face masks as a precaution against the spread of Covid-19 wait for a bus in Kuala Lumpur May 31, 2021. — Picture by Firdaus Latif

Follow us on Instagram and subscribe to our Telegram channel for the latest updates on news you need to know.


KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 — Beginning tomorrow, the people in this country will once again undergo a total lockdown for two weeks in order to curb the Covid-19 pandemic with the spike in cases.

National Security Council (MKN) deputy director-general, Datuk Rodzi Md Saad said based on what the people wanted and aspired for, the implementation of the total lockdown also required the cooperation and necessary actions of all in the country.

“They must have the real spirit of unity, hence the government is calling and appealing for everyone to together use this phase to comply with all the SOPs (standard operating procedures) set to break the Covid-19 chain of infection.”

He said this in Bernama TV’s Malaysia Petang Ini programme titled ‘Total Lockdown: Terus Berjuang, Kita Menang’ (Keep Fighting, We’ll Win), here, today.

Rodzi said although the total lockdown this time would not be like the movement control order (MCO) 1.0 in March last year, MKN was confident that the people’s compliance rate would be higher and the country would win in its efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19.

He said the government indeed had high hopes in everyone to respond to the call (to curb the viral infection) and play their role accordingly as the restrictions imposed were wanted and aspired for together and thus required joint actions.

MKN at its Special Meeting on Managing Covid-19 last Friday decided to implement the first phase of the total lockdown for the social and economic sectors nationwide for a period of 14 days from tomorrow.

On some relaxation given such as allowing recreational activities like exercising and jogging, Rodzi said the decision showed the government’s concern for the well-being of the people.

“The aim of implementing the total lockdown is to break the Covid-19 chain of infection. Therefore, the government’s call and request for people to stay at home and not to leave the house for anything unimportant or critical should be adhered to.

“However, we understand that when people stay home for a long period, they can become restless. Hence, for the purpose of maintaining health, we allow such recreational activities but in a strict and controlled situation,” he added.

Rodzi also reminded the public not to resort to panic buying as the food and beverage sector could still operate as stipulated during the total lockdown. — Bernama


Spread the news
CLICK TO JOIN

10 COMMENTS

  1. Hello! This is kind of off topic but I need some advice from an established blog.
    Is it very difficult to set up your own blog? I’m not very
    techincal but I can figure things out pretty fast. I’m thinking
    about creating my own but I’m not sure where to
    start. Do you have any points or suggestions? Thank you

  2. Do you mind if I quote a couple of your articles as long as I provide credit and sources back
    to your blog? My blog site is in the very same area of interest as yours and
    my users would genuinely benefit from some of the information you present here.
    Please let me know if this alright with you.
    Regards!

  3. Thank you a lot for sharing this with all of us you
    really understand what you’re talking approximately!

    Bookmarked. Kindly also discuss with my site =). We could
    have a hyperlink exchange arrangement among us

  4. This is the perfect blog for anyone who hopes to understand
    this topic. You realize so much its almost tough to argue with you (not
    that I actually will need to…HaHa). You definitely put a brand new spin on a topic which has been written about
    for years. Wonderful stuff, just excellent!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here