MCO sees farmers, fishermen taking massive hit

Mohd Farhan Darwis

A woman buying fish at a wet market in Keramat, Kuala Lumpur, on March 17, a day before the MCO came into force. Fishermen and farmers are hit hard by the government directive, which keeps people indoors to curb the spread of Covid-19. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Afif Abd Halim, March 26, 2020.

FARMERS and fishermen have suffered up to a 60% drop in income due to the decreasing number of customers in the first week of the movement-control order (MCO).

They told The Malaysian Insight that the reduction in daily sales is causing them much worry as they need to fend for their families.

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  • Put the fishes on a truck and go to the neighborhoods to sell like what our sayur man used to do. The authorities should not stop them. Just make sure social distancing is practiced when people come out to buy.

    Posted 1 week ago by Elyse Gim