The reason for Malaysia's "closure of the country" is still the epidemic. According to the epidemic data released by the Ministry of Health of Malaysia, on May 12, Malaysia had 3,807 new confirmed cases in a single day, with a total of more than 440,000 confirmed cases, 17 new deaths that day, and a total of 1,700 deaths.
The Ministry of Health of Malaysia stated that since the number of new confirmed cases in a single day in Malaysia exceeded 4,000 on May 7, the basic number of new coronary pneumonia infections (R0) in Malaysia has exceeded 1.1 for 5 consecutive days, and the index on the 11th was 1.12. When R0> 1, infectious diseases will spread exponentially and become an epidemic.
In response to the epidemic, the Malaysian government resolutely adopted a nationwide blockade. From May 12th to June 7th, Malaysia restarted the control order for epidemic prevention operations nationwide, prohibiting all people from moving across states and counties, and banning social gatherings, sports and educational activities in response to the spread of the new crown epidemic.
According to a report by Bernama on the 12th, the Malaysian police said that in order to better supervise the people’s compliance with the national epidemic control order during Eid al-Fitr, the police will deploy drones to patrol over residential areas.
Prior to this, Malaysia had taken measures to prohibit entry of Indian citizens in response to the epidemic in India, and in the early morning of the 12th, Malaysia took an evacuation action in India and brought back 132 people by plane.
On May 11, the Chinese Embassy in Malaysia issued an important reminder:
One is to pay attention to local epidemic information and the latest epidemic prevention measures. Understand, support and cooperate with the Malaysian government to prevent and control the epidemic, pay close attention to and abide by the latest epidemic prevention measures and related arrangements, and abide by the standard operating procedures of various industries;
The second is to do a good job of personal protection. Home is the best protection, reduce unnecessary going out, avoid going to crowded places, insist on wearing masks when going out, maintain social distance, pay attention to personal hygiene, and remember "not necessary, no going out, no emergency, no travel".
Malaysia is located in Southeast Asia, consisting of Malaya in the southern part of the Malay Peninsula and the northern part of Kalimantan. It borders Thailand to the north, Singapore across the sea to the south, and the Strait of Malacca to the west, with a total area of approximately 330,000 square kilometers. The population is approximately 32.6 million. It is worth noting that Malaysia’s “closing of the country” may have a certain negative impact on trade in the Strait of Malacca. Many East Asian countries’ oil must pass through the Strait of Malacca to reach their country. Once blockade measures are taken, it may affect the normal oil of East Asian countries. transport. GAC, a well-known shipping agency, said that after Malaysia’s “closed country”, shipping business will definitely have an impact, but the extent remains to be seen.