Malaysia COVID Lockdown Update

Lockdown

Most of Malaysia entered into a new lockdown from Saturday 7th November as a month-long “conditional movement order” was implemented.

A week later we spoke to our collaborator Donald Cassidy who has been in Malaysia throughout the pandemic to find out how it has affected them on the ground.

Don and Vik’s Covid Adventure

Malaysia Extends Lockdown

“Not a lot to notice with this lockdown. Only two people allowed per car, bars shut at ten and tourist specific activities have stopped.”

— Don Cassidy

@cassidyholidays on Instagram

On 15th November the Sabah state government implemented an Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) in the Telipok Settlement and Kampung Numbak until 29th November.

“Sundry shops are allowed to open from 6.00am to 6.00pm, while markets are allowed to open twice a week from 6.00am to 2.00pm so as to give residents the opportunity to buy essential items”

Masidi Manjun

Vaccine

The Malay Mail are reporting that hopes are high that Covid-19 vaccines can be obtained and ready for a mass rollout by early 2021.

“As we have been informed, the vaccine by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE has been claimed to be 90 per cent effective. This is a good and healthy development.

We are confident that there are many more leading candidates in the world like Gamaleya Research Institute whose vaccine had also undergone the third phase of clinical tests which we see as a good opportunity too in providing vaccines to our own people.

However the procurement of Covid-19 vaccines for our country will depend on careful considerations with regard to the quality, safety, implications and registration of these vaccines by the producing countries.”

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba via Malay Mail

Picture credit CK Yeo

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