Malaysia is now in the 3rd week of the Full Movement Control Order (FMCO), however, the number of Covid-19 daily cases remained high and there is not much improvement since the FMCO was imposed.
Responding to that, Health Director-General, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that it is mainly contributed by the lack of sense of unity among Malaysians in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
He added that even though the standard operating procedures (SOP) had been in place for more than a year now, the public still seemed to have an issue with complying to them.
“I think this is lacking because there is actually discordance in term of our unity, instead of fighting against the virus, we are fighting against each other in term of opinion, in term of approach and etcetera,” he said at the 1st Malaysia International Webinar on Psychological First Aid organised by Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), while attended by Bernama.
Meanwhile, Dr Noor Hisham reassured the public that every decision made by the Ministries were after thorough consideration.
“When you have a life and livelihood, a balance between health and economic, how do you create a right balance, this is a very difficult and challenging job to have the minimum impact on economic and maximum outcome in health.”
“This is why sometimes it’s not straightforward, because you need to take into consideration many other issues before a decision is being made.” he said.
Yesterday (18 June), Dr Noor Hisham took it once again urge the public to stay at home if it is not necessary to go out of your home. He mentioned that the Covid-19 virus is airborne and this makes it especially contagious.