PM Reminds All to Continue the New Normal

Use of Face Mask may be Made Mandatory

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in his televised address today (July 20) reminded all to keep practising the new normal and never be complacent citing that the pandemic is not over as the number of cases in other countries remains high. Malaysia has recorded a total of 13 new clusters during the conditional movement control order (CMCO) period – a cause for concern. In addition, the number of positive cases has returned to double digits.

He warned that another MCO will impact the nation’s economy greatly.

He advised those returning from other countries to undergo self quarantine with full discipline.

According to Muhyiddin, the use of face mask may be made mandatory, with details to be announced soon.

Meanwhile, a total of RM11.14 billion of government aid has been distributed to date. Under the economy stimulus package, RM295 billion of aid has been distributed. Next, 7.7 million consumers have received 50% discount for their electricity bills.

Besides that, 545,000 micro-entrepreneurs have received Prihatin Special Grants amounting to RM1.6 billion. Economic initiatives have benefitted a total of 834,000 employers.

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Tan Mei Kuan

Tan Mei Kuan graduated with first-class honours and book prize from University of Malaya majoring in languages and linguistics (English). She is proficient in both written and spoken English and Malay. She is also conversant in Mandarin and has knowledge of Japanese and Korean languages. Mei Kuan has been on the Dean’s List for three years running. Having written for the campus newspaper and residential college magazine, joining Ipoh Echo has helped utilise her writing and language skills. In her spare time she enjoys running (races).

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