Sobering moment for Malaysians as Covid-19 cases surpasses 6,000


PETALING JAYA: It was a sobering moment for Malaysians, as the country hit a record high of 6,075 new cases on Wednesday (May 19).

Facebook user San Betty tried to galvanise her fellow Malaysians, even though she admitted that the situation seems bleak.

“I don’t know how to react to this anymore. Penat dah (I’m tired), seems like we’re not far behind from India.

“Please Malaysians! We have had it controlled in the past before, let’s just work towards it again.

“We can still do our part without needing the government to set regulations for it, ” she said.

In a similar vein, another Facebook user Harry Harvin said that everyone should do their part rather than solely relying on government decisions.

“Let’s do our part, be safe and stay indoors unless it’s absolutely necessary to go out.

“I don’t know when they will implement a total lockdown as they’re concerned about the economy, which is important too – but may have to sacrifice it during these crucial times, ” he said.

Ahmed Allabban commented that a complete lockdown was the only way to salvage the situation.

“The most successful plan was last year with a full lockdown for a couple of weeks, ” he said.

Facebook user KinSing Lim also agreed, adding that imposing a full movement control order for the whole country for at least two weeks can bring down Covid-19 cases.

Netizen Al Efcie said that it was possible that there was a severe backlog in Covid-19 test results due to overwhelming screening.

He said as test results were still pending, some potential infected carriers might not be adhering to home quarantine.

“This will eventually bring the daily total to above 10,000 cases. As such, do be prepared mentally for that shocking number, ” he said.

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