Taking Twitter, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Khairy Jamaluddin commended the Movement Control Order (MCO) put in place for increasing Malaysia’s doubling time in slowing the rate of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.
Doubling time or known as exponential growth happens when whatever it is that’s growing will double its presence/population in a given amount of time.
Giving much-needed praise to MCO efforts, Khairy Jamaluddin writes, “MCO has successfully slowed the rate of infection.”
Despite the praise, Malaysia’s doubling time is still far from China and South Korea.
“We have witnessed a slowed rate of infection, but we are nowhere near South Korea or China.”
The Scientific American stated that the best public policy to counter the health risk of COVID-19 should emulate the current situation in China, where the rate of infections was extinguished as a result of a lockdown.
Observe MCO instructions and take reasonable preventive approaches to ensure that you stay protected during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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