Taking a breather… as we go into MCO 3.0

Starting to feel like dejavu…

So Malaysia has been hit with the 4th wave of Covid cases.. numbers have been increasing daily and now it’s around 2-3k cases a day with the state of Selangor being the worst.

Number of cases by state, as of 5.5.2021
Number of cases have been 2-3k over the last two weeks

On the 4th of May, the government announced MCO 3.0 in six Selangor districts (theedgemarkets.com) namely Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam, Subang Jaya, Klang, Puchong, Kajang, Cheras, Ampang and Rawang from the 6th of May 2021 to the 17th of May 2021. Which led to netizens making jokes about how the districts are basically surrounding KL but KL is not under MCO.

As usual.. the memes were hilarious

And then KL-ites didn’t need to feel left out because the next day govt announced that KL would be under MCO too from the 7th of May to the 20th of May. (thestar.com.my)

Hari Raya Aidilfitri falls on the 13th of May 2021 and many had been wondering about how their Raya celebrations will be affected. It seems like those celebrating will not be allowed to have open houses and restrictions such as number of guests in the house etc depends if the area is under MCO, EMCO, CMCO or RMCO (malaymail.com).

Hari Raya SOPs, infographic by National Security Council

As for other SOPs, as per usual, we have to wait for further details to be released. It’s frustrating that this is the 3rd time we are having MCO but they still chose to announce MCO first and give us the clarified SOPs later on. At the moment it seems like no dine-in allowed (but bazaars still open), no interdistrict travel & no interstate travel unless for work since all economic sectors are allowed to operate as usual (theedgemarkets.com). My colleagues and I have already been given letters to allow us to go to the office, but we only go in if we really need to. Thankfully we’re allowed to work from home during MCO.

AstraZeneca first round of vaccination has already started for the 200k+ who opted in, so that’s good. But seems like there might be a delay in Malaysia’s vaccination plans due to shortages (thestar.com.my).

Here’s hoping everyone stays safe and healthy ❤️