Benefits from the Covid-19 Pandemic? 😲
You might think that I’m nuts? Ermmm…well, let us think about the subject.
We need to take a look at the way, this Covid-19 pandemic has caused the entire human population to really take a break. The way life for us all over the world practically sort of screeched to a halt.
1. BENEFITS FOR PLANET EARTH:
Human activities everywhere, from in the urban city centres right up to the countryside and rural areas saw the disappearance of the human population from the outdoors and getting restricted to remain indoors and within their homes and dwellings.
As human activity slowly ceased all around the world as fear of getting infected by the Coronavirus drove many to remain indoors or at their own homes, the immediate effect of such a lockdown or movement control was the way that the environment started to improve, and polluted waterways and atmosphere started getting cleaner and clearer.
Wildlife which was formerly forced to hide in the remaining forests, slowly started coming out and ventured to the abandoned streets and roads of cities. Fishes started to reappear in the canals and waterways which were quite polluted before the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Governments such as our Malaysian authorities imposed a nationwide Movement Control Order (MCO) and set up roadblocks all over the country restricting movement and traffic crossing state borders. It was manned first by the Royal Malaysian Police (RMP) but later strengthened with the presence and participation of the Royal Malaysian Army (RMA) soldiers.
Heavy fines were imposed and MCO offenders were arrested and fined RM1000! The majority of those found to be positively infected with the Coronavirus @ Covid-19 pandemic here were mostly those who were foreigners and illegal immigrants.
2. BENEFITS FOR MALAYSIA’S HOME SECURITY
As such, the Malaysian Health Ministry authorities had no choice but to get the RMP and RMA to cordon off places such as the Selayang KL Wholesale Market and its surroundings, the Selangor and Malayan Mansions, at Jalan Masjid India in KL and Pudu areas where illegal immigrants such as the Rohingyas, Bangladeshis, Nepalis, Indonesians, Pakistanis, Chinese and other nationalities were in large numbers.
The Malaysian Immigration Department and enforcement officers from the Malaysian Home Ministry rounded up those found to be without proper documentation and had entered Malaysia illegally and sent them to the Detention Centres to be processed and quarantined pending repatriation to their countries of origin.
Those who were tested positive were sent for treatment at designated hospitals such as the Sg.Buloh Hospital and Covid-19 Temporary Field Hospitals set up at the MAEPS in Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan.
3. BENEFITS FOR PUBLIC SAFETY / SOCIAL DISTANCING
We used to seethe and grimace with anger reading about the many cases of sexual molestation of women when they are caught in inescapable situations such as being forced to travel in congested or crowded public trains or buses.
Perverts and sexual predators took advantage of groping and molesting helpless women passengers by taking advantage of such conditions where no restrictions existed before this.
With the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic where the Malaysian Ministry of Transportation has now imposed Social Distancing Measures by enforcing a 1 metre distance between passengers, our womenfolk are now ensured a safer travel without becoming victims to the criminal sexual predators out there who had been taking advantage of the lax conditions before this.
For far too long, sexual predators have been going about preying upon the women in public transportation and getting away with their criminal acts, leaving traumatised victims in devastated situations, not knowing who to turn to for fear of getting harmed by the culprits!
With these Covid-19 social distancing measures, our country’s womenfolk can feel relieved, not having to go through such situations again.
You only get to see heroes coming to the rescue of our damsels in distress in the movies. In real life, most people just turn away from the incidents taking place before their very eyes and pretend not to notice!
With these social distancing measures in place, the maniacs won’t get the chance to do their crime as easy as before.
This is the best way to keep our population safe and protected from the criminal elements present in society!
Well done, Covid-19!