Reality of reopening the economy after the MCO

Jahabar Sadiq

Authorities should hammer out the details of reopening the economy amid the Covid-19 pandemic or more businesses will close, resulting in more unemployment. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Irwan Majid, May 3, 2020.

SEVERAL states have snubbed Putrajaya’s move to reopen the economy by loosening restrictions under the movement-control order (MCO), effective tomorrow, eight days ahead of the rules expiring.

As Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the states are entitled to do so but cannot deviate from the limits of the fourth MCO that ends on May 12.

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