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Health Ministry survey on living with Covid-19 brings out mix opinions
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The Health Ministry had posted a survey yesterday (October 5) on Twitter if Malaysians are prepared to live with the Covid-19 virus moving forward.
The survey was to identify the readiness of citizens to live with Covid-19 and the findings of this survey will be used to improve health promotion and education strategies.
The open survey had brought up different opinions from the public.
Azmezan said that Malaysians are not ready to live in a Covid world.
He said that ever since his family was diagnosed with Covid, it has traumatised him. The worried citizen would prefer if the government lower the cases before having confidence in moving on.
However, others are anticipating a full-scale reopening of all sectors, just as how life was before the devastating pandemic.
Juriah Jasmi said, “Survey done. I can’t wait for the border to open up. It is difficult to be at home all the time, reading depressing news every day.”
The female entrepreneur believes that Covid is here to stay for the long term but wondered if mask mandates and social distancing are here to stay.
Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin insists that the key message to live with the virus is the need to increase health-seeking behaviour.
He wrote on his social media, “This means actively seeking help from healthcare services, especially for the elderly and those with chronic illness. For these groups: if you have symptoms, get tested.”
-THE MALAYSIA VOICE