King advises people to stay home to flatten the curve

KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah has advised the public to stay at home and avoid going out and adhere to the nationwide movement control order from today until June 7.

According to Comptroller of the Royal Household of Istana Negara Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin, the King said that by staying home, the public would indirectly help frontliners curb the spread of Covid-19.

“His Majesty also repeated his recent advice for the people to prioritise their loved

ones and their own safety by being disciplined and obeying all instructions as well as the dos and don’ts set by the National Security Council (NSC).

“Sultan Abdullah’s advice is meant to prevent the country from being hit by a Covid-19 tsunami as suffered by several countries in South Asia and Europe, ” he said in a statement here yesterday.

Ahmad Fadil said His Majesty also reminded the public that they were generally prohibited from crossing state and district as decided by the NSC and Health Ministry in line with the principles of community well- being and Hifzu AnNafs (protection of human life).

“The King deeply understands the grievances of the people who are severely affected by Covid-19, and he hopes the people’s problems and livelihood issues will be addressed by the government and all the relevant parties.

“Sultan Abdullah also expressed concern over the latest Covid-19 situation in the country which has not shown any sign of decline, with the daily positive cases reaching the 4,000-mark last week.

“As such, His Majesty hopes that the government, private sector, non-governmental organisations and all the people will intensify efforts to flatten the infection curve, ” he said.

Ahmad Fadil said the King also called on all quarters to set aside their differences and self-interests to help the government and the frontliners make the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme a success.

He said Sultan Abdullah was confident that, with strong cooperation and commitment from all quarters, Malaysia would be able to flatten the Covid-19 curve for the safety and health of the people and the well-being of the country.

“In conjunction with the holy month of Ramadan and the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri, His Majesty and Her Majesty the Queen also encouraged the people to join them in praying for Malaysia to always be blessed and protected and for the Covid-19 pandemic to end soon, ” said Ahmad Fadil. — Bernama

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