Malaysians are currently waiting with bated breath for the announcement from Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin with regards to a potential movement control order (MCO 2.0).
The question is – what time can we expect the Prime Minister to make his announcement? Astro Awani only stated that the announcement will be this evening but did not specify the time. However, China Press reported that Muhyiddin will be going live at 6pm.
Earlier today, The Star reported that “there are no details about what Cabinet decided but Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is scheduled to have an audience with the Yang Di Pertuan Agong on Monday afternoon“. A meeting with the National Security Council is also taking place today.
In recent days, 2 more ministers – Datuk Seri Mustapha Mohamad and Datuk Seri Rina Harun – have tested positive for Covid-19. Everyday, the number of Covid cases doesn’t seem to be decreasing. At the moment, many of us are anxious to find out what the new SOPs will entail.
Here’s how Malaysians are reacting on Twitterverse:
Literally every Malaysian looking for the time of the announcement: pic.twitter.com/DnBgKGu8aX
— GSC | #StayHome (@GSCinemas) January 11, 2021
rumours about mco 2.0
batch 03 right now; pic.twitter.com/RZJTVfXDwM
— kitkath (@fuckoffnigell) January 11, 2021
Hello again? Malaysia COVID-19 lockdown / MCO 2.0 starter pack pic.twitter.com/9CCb0rvBKf
— Richard Ker (@richardker) January 11, 2021
Im okay with MCO 2.0 as long as they cut 100% of ministers' wage.
They all ain't doing nothing. Only a few of the ministers that outstanding to help the people.
— slowly witted head (@elyxionplanet) January 11, 2021
not mco 2.0 do yall want me to remain a form 5 student till im 80 .-. its sad enough that we hv to sit for spm at 18 not 17 pic.twitter.com/EiE6oUaEEP
— chanhee's elmo slippers||semi ia? (@dark_persimmon) January 11, 2021
Q: Should ?? have a second MCO?
A: It depends (on the data, area, duration, intensity).
But this may be the wrong question.
New questions are:
1. How did we get here?
2. Can we still avoid MCO 2.0?
3. If unavoidable, how do we reduce impact?
4. How do we prevent MCO 3.0?
— Dr Khor SK (@DrKhorSK) January 11, 2021
MCO 2.0 has been trending on social media since morning.