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Agong repeats call to close ranks as Covid-19 crisis continues

He also urges the people to stay home unless they have pressing business to attend to.

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The Yang di-Pertuan Agong today repeated his call for people to set aside their differences and personal interests and help the government and frontline workers in their efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19, including through the national vaccination programme.

He also advised the people to remain at home barring any pressing matters following Putrajaya’s announcement yesterday that a nationwide movement control order (MCO) would be imposed along with stricter SOPs in light of the increase in Covid-19 cases.

“His Majesty understands the grievances of the people who have been severely affected by the Covid-19 outbreak in the country.

“In this regard, His Majesty hopes that the troubles and burdens of the people will be taken into hand by the government and all responsible parties,” Comptroller of the Royal Household of Istana Negara, Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin, said in a statement.

Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah also reiterated his previous call for the people to prioritise their safety and health as well as that of their families through constant discipline and compliance with the directives set by the National Security Council.

“This is to prevent the country from experiencing a Covid-19 tsunami, as is the case in several countries in South Asia and Europe,” he said.

The statement added that the Agong was confident the spread of Covid-19 could be checked with the cooperation and commitment of all quarters.

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