KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Health Coalition (MHC) has come out with a slew of suggestions to help with the government’s plan to exit the Movement Control Order (MCO).
MHC in a statement today lined up three measures to resuscitate the economy, restoring normalcy and maintain the flattening of the Covid-19 pandemic curve.
In the first measure, MHC said the government must expand testing capacity to include those who may not be showing symptoms or asymptomatic carriers.
“This is an important step as more people are returning to public life.
“Expanded testing capacity must also come with higher contact tracing and isolation capacity to ensure that the chain of transmission is effectively broken.”
MHC also suggested the government should encourage the use of masks in public and it must be inculcated as the new norm for the public.
“However, it must go hand-in-hand with regular hand washing or sanitising, avoiding touching the face, physical distancing and other guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs).”
As for the final measure, MHC said everyone must play their part to become more responsible in mitigating the spread of Covid-19.
“The relevant authorities must closely monitor the planning, training, and compliance of the movement control guidelines and SOPs, especially in sectors and areas that will be reopened.
“Visible legal action must be taken against those who break the rules.”
It said businesses must take the responsibility to ensure the safety of their employees and customers by taking necessary measures before resuming operations.