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Time to live with the new normal

Ahmad, Zeti Azreen (2020) Time to live with the new normal. IIUMToday, 3rd May 2020.

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The government’s decision to implement the conditional movement control order (CMCO) has received mix reactions from netizens and public at large. Some applauded the decision as it will enable them to continue working, while not few are worried that such decision would trigger COVID-19 cases to spike again. Similarly, health experts have also voiced their concern that this abrupt move might lead to third wave of infection. The CMCO has allowed almost all economic sectors to resume operation beginning on Monday (4 May). However, companies have been told to conduct all activities in a controlled manner by taking the necessary precautions and adhering to the standard operating procedure (SOP) provided by the authorities. The relaxation of the movement control order (MCO) is intended to restore the economy but not at the expense of public health and safety. In his Labour Day address to the nation on Friday (May 1), Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said that the country had lost RM63 billion since the MCO came into force almost two moths ago. He said it is estimated that the loss will reach RM98 billion if the control order continues for another month.

Item Type: Article (Newspaper)
Additional Information: 5118/84218
Uncontrolled Keywords: covid-19, pandemic, new normal
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Communication
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Zeti Azren Ahmad
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2020 15:25
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2020 16:01
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/84218

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