KUCHING, June 14: Malaysia, under the leadership of Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, has been recognised as among exemplary countries for its effort to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, reveals Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
According to Ismail Sabri, Malaysia has undergone the Movement Control Order (MCO), Conditional MCO (CMCO) and Recovery MCO (RMCO), for a period of 89 days, and that implementing such restricted movement orders can be a quite a difficult experience for some people in the early stage of the implementation.
He noted that some people have even experienced tighter enforcement with the implementation of CMCO, in order to strenghen the government’s efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19 in their community.
“However, through the cooperation from all Malaysians and the sacrifices of the frontliners, we managed to control the spread and flatten the curve of Covid-19 (infections).
“Public acceptance of the government’s efforts to curb the spread of the pandemic was recognised by a global survey, which puts Malaysia among the top five best countries in the world with the highest public approval,” he said in a press conference on Covid-19 (non-health) development held in Putrajaya, today.
On another note, Ismail Sabri also gave assurance that supplies of basic necessities throughout the country are sufficient.
He noted the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) has conducted monitoring operations on 25 types of basic necessities, at a total of 828 business premises, including 622 retailers, 175 wholesalers and 31 manufacturers throughout the country.
“The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries (MOA) has also conducted inspections at the food manufacturer level, and has guaranteed that supplies are sufficient.
“Overall, the supplies of basic necessities are sufficient to support the need throughout the country and can easily be acquired,” he added. — DayakDaily