The necessary lockdown

  • Letters
  • Wednesday, 26 May 2021

AS Malaysia battles with a pandemic spiralling out of control, we debate between two difficult choices — impose a full lockdown or risk collapsing an already overburdened healthcare system and its team of dedicated frontliners.

Public health experts have no doubt that a proper lockdown, with adequate social support provided, is necessary to halt the fast-spreading virus. The lockdown would be for a period that would allow the healthcare system enough time to recuperate.

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