To save economy, focus on infection rate, suggest economists


Bernard Saw

An empty major road in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, a day after the authorities imposed tighter restrictions on movement to try to halt the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. – AFP pic, January 16, 2021.

PUTRAJAYA should focus on lowering the Covid-19 infection rate rather than looking at the number of daily cases with the reimplementation of the two-week movement-control order, said economists.

The new MCO would undoubtedly affect Malaysia’s economic resilience, they said, pointing to the impact on the recovery from the first MCO last March.


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