KUCHING: Staying put at home for an extended period to curb the Covid-19 pandemic worked for China and its people, so Malaysians must follow suit, said Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (MPKS) chairman Datuk Peter Minos.
He said there was no choice but for the government to extend the movement control order (MCO) for two more weeks until April 14 in view of the continuing Covid-19 infections and deaths nationwide.
He pointed out that there was currently no cure or vaccine against the virus, so staying put at home to limit the spread was the best way to fight it.
“It took China and its people 45 continuous days of staying put at home for Covid-19 to be gone, and since that was effective, we must follow suit,” he said.
He said even Wuhan, the epicentre, was getting back to normal now.
“We have no other choice. Let us therefore all give our full cooperation to the extension,” he urged.
“I am sure our Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin got the best advice from medical personnel and experts on Covid-19 before making this decision,” he said.
Minos said that the government’s decision regarding the MCO extension was wise, despite it causing inconveniences and disruptions in the people’s daily lives.
“We must sacrifice and go through the ordeal for the sake of Malaysia and the people,” he said.
He expressed confidence that the government’s orders in addition to the MCO extension would work towards saving the country from the Covid-19 outbreak.