Remembering 4/4/2020

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.

Why?

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!

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