MCO: Bracing for a CNY away from family

  • Family
  • Tuesday, 12 Jan 2021

Chew (in grey) with her mother, sister-in-law and nieces after their walk at Taiping Lake, Taiping, on the second day of Chinese New Year last year. They anticipate that this year's CNY will be quieter. Photo: Kathy Chew

With the re-implementation of the movement control order on Wednesday, families are anticipating that they may not be able to "balik kampung" for Chinese New Year next month.

"With such a high number of cases, it's unlikely that two weeks is sufficient to curb the problem, so we do anticipate that there might be an extension until after Chinese New Year. But we won't know for sure until closer to the date," says Kuala Lumpur-based engineer Edwin Ling, 29.

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