KUALA LUMPUR: The public should cooperate with authorities and comply with the movement control order (MCO), says Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
The Umno president said frontliners, be they health care workers or enforcement personnel, are sacrificing their time and energy to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
"We should give our full cooperation to the authorities and stay home. Let's break the chain of infections and heed the calls made by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the Prime Minister to abide by the MCO," he said after distributing food to frontliners and police personnel on Saturday (March 21).
Ahmad Zahid said he was confident that the cooperation between the police and the Armed Forces from Sunday (March 22) would yield positive results.
"Take what happened in another countries, where people did not follow instructions of authorities, as a lesson. The number of infected cases and deaths spiked.
"It is the responsibility of all Malaysians to abide by the MCO, so let's do our part," he said.
On distributing food to the frontliners, Ahmad Zahid said he was representing the party and Barisan Nasional, in showing appreciation to the authorities.
"We salute the frontliners who have been instrumental in dealing with the spread of the virus," he said.
Among others who were present were Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa and Kuala Lumpur police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim.