Malaysia reopens economy to “balance between life and livelihood,” says Noor Hisham

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PETALING JAYA: As Malaysia has managed to flatten the curve of the Covid-19, the socio-economy and people’s livelihood must be considered now. 

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pix) said the reopening of the economy in Malaysia is to “balance between life and livelihood,” in compliance with the guidelines set by the World Health Organisation.

The economic sectors will be allowed to open but the limitations will remains the same to “prevent the infection cases from rising too much suddenly,“ he said today in his daily press briefing.

However, he said to avoid any outbreak or case every business sector must comply with the standard operating procedures (SOP) . Economic sectors must maintain the social distancing and high personal hygiene as much as possible, use face masks, and avoid large gathering.

“If they do not comply, then we will close their business or even their premises.

“Most importantly, if there is an outbreak in an area, we will take action (by implementing an enhanced MCO).

“It is clear that we are in the recovery phase.

“Hopefully we can do what we can to improve the situation further,” he added.

Malaysia has reported 69 new Covid-19 positive cases and 1 death as of today Friday (May 1), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 6,071 and 103 deaths, while the total number of active cases is 1,758 and 37 positive cases are under intensive care unit (ICU), according to the Ministry of Health.- Malaysia World News


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