Tuesday, December 29, 2020

CMCO Extended Again for Selangor-KL

Malaysia’s Covid-19 cases are still stuck in the four-digit zone – for the twentieth day in a row. 

Yesterday, a government minister announced that the Conditional Movement Control Order will be extended in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Sabah until January 14 next year due to the high number of cases in these areas. The extension also covers Johor Bahru and Batu Pahat in Johor; Seremban in Negri Sembilan; and two areas in Penang – Mukim 12 in the state’s south-west and Mukim 13 in its north-east. 

Let’s dive into the specifics – of the five new Covid-19 clusters detected on Monday in KL, Putrajaya, Perak, Johor and Kelantan – four were workplace clusters. And today, it was reported that 63.7% or 625 of the cases in Selangor came from active clusters. Therefore, the claim that community spread is generally controlled is valid.

Also yesterday, in a separate briefing, the Health Director-General of Health Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (left) trumpeted that the CMCO has successfully curbed the spread of Covid-19 in the country. 

He appeared adamant that four million Malaysians would have been infected with the virus if not for the CMCO. 

And of course, he repeated that familiar refrain that he was confident that if Malaysians remain compliant to the SOPs, the number of daily positive cases in the country could be reduced. This time around, he gave it three weeks. Hmmm… 

Now that we have a backdoor federal government, Pakatan Harapan-led Penang which are from the Opposition, is really getting screwed!

Jiayou, Penang!

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