Reopening not being rushed, says finance minister

A local council worker spraying disinfectant in a residential area in Sentul, Kuala Lumpur, last week. The finance minister says Malaysia is currently using only 30% of its health capacity to deal with Covid-19 cases.– The Malaysian Insight pic by Hasnoor Hussain, May 2, 2020.

THE government’s move to allow partial resumption of economic activities during the fourth phase of the movement control order (MCO) is not being done in haste as it has made the necessary studies and is complying with conditions set by the World Heath Organisation (WHO).

Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz said the government, however, is not forcing any company to start operations immediately, as there may be those that need to make prior preparations to meet conditions set by the government.

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