Covid-19: Stay put wherever you are and don’t “balik kampung”

Jerrica · Mar 17, 2020 03:22 PM

Covid-19 refrain from inter-state travels

If you’re thinking of heading back to your hometown or any inter-state travelling during the next 2 weeks, UM’s dean of faculty of medicine is calling out urging people to reconsider and stay put where they are.

Prof Datuk Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman, or Professor Adeeba, said in a tweet that “The whole idea of this Restricted Movement Order is to… restrict movement… to minimise human contact that can spread the virus. Social distancing is the fancy term for it”

On Monday (March 16), Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin declared that the entire country would be on movement control order starting from March 18-31 in an effort to curb the rise of Covid-19 cases.

Professor Adeeba

The number of Covid-19 cases in Malaysia has been rising at an alarming rate with new cases reported daily counting in the hundreds, prompting the government to issue the movement control order.

As it is, car service centres have announced that they will be closing during that time period as well.