We are already in our 3rd week on Movement Control Order (MCO) in Malaysia due to Covid-19. Another 1 week to go.
This morning, I saw few of my FB friends shared a post to remember today’s date, i.e 4/4/2020.
Just so I NEVER forget ….. April 4, 2020 | Saturday
– Petrol price is down to RM1.30 per liter.
– Our offices throughout Malaysia will remain closed throughout the Movement Control Order period and will continue to operate fully on a work-from-home.
– All schools abruptly moved online.
– Self-distancing measures on the rise.
– Tape on the floors at stores to help distance customers (1 metre) from each other.
– Restaurants closed, take out only.Limited number of people inside stores.
– Non-essential stores and businesses mandated closed.
– Entire sports seasons cancelled.
– Concerts, tours, festivals, entertainment events – cancelled.
– Weddings, family celebrations, holiday gatherings – cancelled
– No masses, mosque, churches are closed.
– No gatherings of 50 or more, then 20 or more, now 10 or less.
– Children’s outdoor play parks are closed.
– Shortage of masks, gowns, gloves for our front-line workers.
– Shortage of ventilators for the critically ill.
– Panic buying sets in no disinfecting supplies, no laundry soap, no hand sanitizer.
– Shelves are bare.
– Manufacturers, distilleries and other businesses switch their lines to help make visors, masks, hand sanitizer and PPE.
– Government has check points in every province and is closed to all non-essential travel.
– Airline tickets are cheap but we can’t travel.
– Press conferences daily from Ministry of Health.
– Daily updates on new cases, recoveries, and deaths.
– Barely anyone on the roads.
– People wearing masks and gloves outside.
– Essential service workers are terrified to go to work.
– Medical field workers are afraid to go home to their families.
– “Flatten the curve” is a daily saying, along with “We are in this together,” and “We heal as one”.
This is the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic, declared March 18, 2020
Why, you ask, do I write this status? One day it will show up in my memory feed, and it will be a yearly reminder that life is precious and not to take the things we dearly love for granted.We have so much! Be thankful. Be grateful. Be kind to each other – love one another – support everyone.
We are all one!
We can all do this. Stay safe everyone!