Malaysia Healthcare Chronicles

Malaysia vs. COVID-19 Series

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April 23, 2020
Malaysia vs COVID-19: #Juststayathome
“Just stay at home” quickly became a nation-wide buzz-phrase on 18th March 2020, now a historically significant date for the people of Malaysia. 18th March 2020 saw the beginning of gradual shutdowns for international travel and halting of all non-essential businesses nation-wide. Leading up to this day, Malaysia had managed to contain the spread of COVID-19. After the first wave […]
April 23, 2020
Malaysia vs. COVID-19: Managing the First Wave
COVID-19 has tugged the rug from under the world’s feet, sending us into a global lockdown. During the first wave of the pandemic, Malaysia managed to contain and bring down the new case numbers to zero for 10 days in a row. But how did we do it? Mainly through strong and vigilant implementation of regulations. From the beginning, our […]
April 23, 2020
Malaysia vs. COVID-19: The First Wave
The first wave of reported COVID-19 cases in Malaysia began on 25 January 2020 , involving a group of individuals arriving in Malaysia from Singapore. With rising concerns for the nation’s safety, the Malaysian government commenced control and prevention initiatives to arrest the spread of the virus. Although the numbers kept climbing, Malaysia was able to take the helm in […]
April 16, 2020
Malaysia vs. COVID-19: Adamant to Win the Battle Against COVID-19
December 2019 – the genesis of what seemed like a containable virus named COVID-19 has now spread acrossthe globe at an unprecedented rate, affecting numerous cities and countries. Although Malaysia has not been spared, the country was prepared for the outbreak. The Government of Malaysia, particularly The Ministry of Health was quick to implement preventive measures and constantly provided the […]
April 16, 2020
Malaysia vs. COVID-19: Being “Boy Scout Ready” for A Healthcare Crisis
Malaysia has seen her fair share of pandemics including the Nipah virus in 1998, SARS in 2003, H1N1 in 2009 and MERS in 2014. That’s why when COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus 2019) began, we were ready for it. Dedicated bodies such as the Institute of Medical Research are constantly on watch for the first sign of a potential outbreak and work […]