Ending CMCO in people’s hands
PUTRAJAYA: Any decision to end the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) would all depend on how far the people can conform to its standard operating procedures (SOPs) and apply them as part of daily life, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said.
The prime minister said adhering to the SOPs was not merely an individual effort but rather a collective one, and therefore every citizen must play a role to ensure this, including reprimanding each other’s non-compliance when the situation calls for it.
To prevent Covid-19 infection, he said everyone must individually stick to the SOPs as far as possible, and this includes having their body temperature taken, practise social distancing, wearing face masks and using hand sanitiser regularly.
Muhyiddin said besides frontliners, from now onwards, each citizen, society and community leaders in particular, must shoulder greater responsibility in the fight to contain Covid-19.
“Alhamdulillah, we are fortunate with having one of the best healthcare systems in the world. We also have doctors, nurses and frontliners who serve with the highest level of dedication and professionalism, and this is why we are among the nations that have managed to successfully contain the pandemic so far.
“I mention all these because in several other countries, the outbreak got worse during festive seasons. We need to prevent this from happening in our country, so let us take all precautions now so that we can be safe later on.
“As the proverb goes, ‘Sesal dahulu pendapatan, sesal kemudian tiada berguna’ (there is no use crying over spilt milk),” he said. — Bernama