Man unable to see newborn due to MCO


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 26 Mar 2020

Compiled by C. ARUNO, RAHIMY RAHIM and R. ARAVINTHAN

A Facebook post written by a Malaysian unable to see his newborn daughter due to the lockdown has gone viral, Makkal Osai reported.

Identified as Daniel Raja from Ipoh, he is working in Singapore but could not return home due to the movement control order.

Even if he gets home, he would still be required to be in isolation for 14 days, his father-in-law said.

Both mother and daughter are doing well as they wait for Daniel’s return, he added.

> The state-run Tasmac liquor shops in Tamil Nadu sold alcoholic beverages worth about Rs2.2bil (RM128mil) on the eve of a lockdown in India, Makkal Osai reported.

The lockdown on Sunday, is known as a Janata curfew which means people’s curfew.

On the day before the lockdown, drinkers rushed the Tasmac shops to stock up on alcoholic beverages.

The stores would cumulatively sell between Rs700mil (RM40.6mil) and Rs1.3bil (RM75mil) worth of beverages on normal days but the number doubled on Saturday alone.

The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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