Voon: Adopt to the ‘new norm’ of living post-MCO

Voon Shiak Ni

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, May 2: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Women’s vice-chief Voon Shiak Ni said the public has to slowly adjust to new lifestyles when going back to work after the movement control order (MCO) is lifted.

She believed that the new normal practices such as social distancing, wearing face masks, and frequent washing of hands, as well as using hand sanitisers in the workplace, are the best preventive measures against Covid-19.

“The new normal practice in life and workplace for the coming months is the best prevention measure in the long run.

“At the moment, the public need not panic if some businesses are to operate from May 4 as many high risks sectors are still not allowed to open and all forms of gatherings and events are still banned.


“Business operations are also subject to the requirement of observing safety guidelines,” she said in a statement.

Voon added that the federal government needed to relax the MCO to allow more economic activities to save jobs and peoples’ livelihood amid the anxieties among Sarawakians about lifting the MCO too soon.

She said the country has taken drastic steps to partially lockdown the country, where most business activities have been stopped for the past six weeks to curb Covid-19.

As a result, the number of Covid-19 infections per day had gone down to two digits for the past two weeks and a few states are free from Covid-19 and declared green zones, she continued.

For Sarawak, Voon said the figures have also stayed low at one digit for the past few days.

“Malaysia has done tremendously well to contain the Covid-19 and initiated measures to allow the resumption of businesses and enable the economy to start moving from next week onwards,” she added. — DayakDaily