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‘Social Distancing’ Now Has A New Name, And It's Slightly Harder To Pronounce

But why though.


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‘Social Distancing’ Now Has A New Name, And It's Slightly Harder To Pronounce

New name, same SOP.


Just like wearing face masks and washing your hands, the term 'social distancing' is now something we Malaysians have grown accustomed to.

Too bad the government has decided to change the term 'social distancing'.

New name, who dis?

On Friday (31 July), the Health Ministry announced via their official Twitter account that they have changed the term 'social distancing'.

Now, it is referred to as ‘physical distancing’.
 
"The term social distancing has now been replaced by physical distancing," the tweet read.

No reason has been given for the change of name, but we are speculating that the term 'social' is too party-like for the Ministry's liking.

However, despite the change of name, the same standard operating procedure (SOP) for 'physical distancing' applies: you must stand one-meter apart when in public.

Sorry, the same SOP applies.
On top of that, the Ministry said the public must also comply with the new conditions set under the recovery movement control order (RMCO).

In case you need a refresher, this is what you need to take note off beginning 1 August:


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