With the daily active COVID-19 cases on the rise, don't be too surprised if the government decides to take drastic measures to flatten the curve once again.
And it looks like Selangor will very likely be the first to face such drastic measures.
Desperate times call for desperate measures
Senior Minister (Security) Ismail Sabri Yaakob said during his daily press briefing that the National Security Council (MKN) is currently mulling putting Selangor under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO), Free Malaysia Today
Selangor, as well as Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, have been put under the conditional movement control order (CMCO) since 14 October, and it is scheduled to end on 27 October.
However, the decision is not final yet, as Ismail said they needed to consult the Health Ministry and other ministries about the consequences of reintroducing EMCO in the state.
“It is true I have received many views that Selangor has too many cases. We are still assessing in detail the suggestion to change from CMCO to EMCO.
“Under EMCO, individuals cannot leave their houses and food must be sent to every household.
“Secondly, the economy will shut down. Shops cannot open for business.
“There are also those who will be without income if they cannot operate their business,” he was quoted as saying, adding that the government needs to find the perfect balance between controlling the pandemic and the livelihood of the people.
As of Monday (19 October), there are 3,420 active cases in Selangor, which is the second most after Sabah (7,439 cases).
Sigh, let's just hope we don't come to this.