Covid-19 reshaping business


Emmanuel Joseph

Ramadan and pre-Raya businesses, among them bazaar traders, clothing retailers, and cake and cookie producers, will be adversely affected by the MCO. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, April 1, 2020.

AFTER much exasperated blinking, Malaysia has completed the first half of the movement-control order (MCO).

With another two weeks to go, many have gotten used to the restrictions put in place to flatten the Covid-19 curve. The MCO’s positive impact on public health will be seen in a week or so, and the degree of it will determine whether the government directive ends on April 14 or is extended again.


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  • With people encouraged to order online, has anyone thought about what the enormous packaging materials and plastic waste will do to our environment. Our landfillls will be filled with heaps of rubbish that cannot be processed. Our landfills before the pandemic were already at maximum capacity. As it is, millions if not billions of masks and PPE are also discarded everyday. Where will this go? The environment ministry will have to find a viable solution to these kind of discarded rubbish.

    Posted 2 months ago by Elyse Gim