M’sians urged to do their part to fight pandemic


PETALING JAYA: Everyone has a role to play to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, and even staying at home is a responsibility which has to be taken seriously, says MCA Youth chief Datuk Nicole Wong.

Although staying at home may not seem like much, she said it was serious advice to help the frontliners flatten the infection curve.

“We need to support our frontliners who are fighting the pandemic.

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“We must also remember that while we stay at home, it is not only food that is needed, but we need to reach out to others who may be depressed and mentally affected, ” she said at the launch of the #BeMYHero Virtual Run 2021, which was jointly organised by MCA NGO GoCare, Savelives and Realme.

Savelives chief executive officer Lee Sai Yew said that every Malaysian should ask themselves how they could help to fight the pandemic rather than blame each other.

“This is the time for us to stand together and not point fingers at each other. We must question ourselves as to what is our responsibility in this pandemic as a human being and a citizen.

“We may not be able to fight the pandemic as frontliners but there are other roles to play such as taking care of yourself, supporting others affected by the pandemic and supporting the frontliners, ” said Lee.

Realme country community manager Farhana Mustapha said Realme had been reaching out to tertiary students as well as youths to organise activities to keep them occupied and healthy during the movement control order.

The #BeMYHero Virtual Run 2021 was launched in an effort to collect a targeted donation of RM50,000 to help those affected by the pandemic.

The donations are collected when participants register for the virtual charity run through various packages with different values, with T-shirts, medals and participation certificates on offer.

They can register via https://gocare.org.my/.../gocare-charity-virtual-run-2021/ from now until Aug 15 and complete the targeted three kilometres or 3,000 steps starting from June 1 to Aug 31.

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