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Despite the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) to curb the Covid-19 pandemic which left many ‘stranded’ in the city, Malaysians managed to stay connected to keep the festive cheer alive – thanks to the smartphone.
Forty years ago, a new video game featuring a bright yellow, dot-chomping, ghost-dodging character called Pac-Man appeared in Tokyo. It would become the most successful arcade game of all time.
Malaysia’s Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who is 94 and was the world’s oldest leader until he quit earlier this year, has passed the country’s virus lockdown by keeping fit on a treadmill and exercise bike.
As a kid in South Korea, Brian Kim grew up with the opposite of social distancing: Coming from a humble background, he had to share a room with seven family members. Those days are gone, and measures keeping people apart are now helping his fortune.
To keep the spread of Covid-19 in check, countries around the world announced lockdowns and measures to limit the movement of people.
Consumers around Asia have been locked down, had their travel restricted and been forced to spend more time with their families. Their digital consumption has risen. But the changing patterns of online usage have lifted far more categories than entertainment.
When the coronavirus stopped her husband working, Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc’s small business of selling cosmetics from home became the main income for this Vietnamese family of four.
The special task force on Digital Malaysia, chaired by the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM), will hold discussions on Internet access and quality as well as charges imposed by telecommunication companies following increased Internet usage during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The police are now fully utilising the drone technology to monitor and ensure that the standard operating procedures (SOP) set for the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) are being adhered to by the public.