All for the sake of saving Malaysia’s economy
The Director-General of Health Malaysia Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham dropped a major bomb again last night. He announced that Movement Control Order (MCO) in Malaysia will not be extended for a full lockdown as been said around the nation. This initiative is taken place due to the major impact it has on Malaysia’s economy despite the COVID-19 cases.
- Hotel – the cancellation of hotel bookings has caused major losses in revenue for a few states in Malaysia including Kuala Lumpur (RM23, 021, 301), Sabah (11, 550, 605) and Sarawak (RM23, 000, 000).
- Flight – the current travel ban has caused loss-making carrier at risk of bankruptcy for Air Asia, Malindo Air and Malaysia Airlines’ employees.
From full lockdown rumours to a potential Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), this new plan will be held for four weeks. The rising number of cases is expected to drop after January 27, as stated by Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham. Of course, that would only be possible if there’s no spike in infections. If the positive momentum continues, we might see two-digit cases by May. Fingers crossed!