This is really not the time for us to take COVID-19 lightly, especially when the country literally has over 6,000 new cases everyday.
One lady, Sofea Abdullah, recently saw a man wearing the Ministry of Health (KKM)’s pink wristband casually walking inside a mini market in Melaka last Saturday (May 5th).
Photo via New Straits Times
“I was parked in front of the mini market on Saturday afternoon when a motorcyclist parked beside my car. He wasn’t wearing a face mask, and he walked into the mini market with his helmet on, without even scanning the MySejahtera app or writing down his particulars,” Sofea told the New Straits Times.
Sofea then said that the man walked out of the mini market after a couple of minutes and got onto his motorbike where he proceeded to light a cigarette, and that was when Sofea saw he had a pink KKM wristband on.
“I was horrified! I was shocked. At a time like this when people around us are dying, we have irresponsible and selfish people like this man, who is either a COVID-19 positive person or someone who is a close contact, moving freely about and possibly infecting other people,” she continued.
She also said the Ujong Pasir area is a COVID-19 red zone area with 73 positive cases to date, the highest number in the state.
“There must be a better way to keep track of people like this, and the authorities should come down hard on them. I dread to think where this person went and how he might have possibly been spreading the virus,” she added.
Sofea has since informed the authorities of the case.
If we want everything to go back to how it used to be pre-COVID, then it’s all up to us! We need to work together to break the chain of infections.
Please do not be complacent. Take care of yourself and the people around you, guys! Stay at home and stay safe.
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat