How Aware Are We?

By Enzo Sim

June 2020 FEATURE
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AS THE COMBINED Covid-19 cases reach a staggering 2 million and counting, global healthcare systems are being stretched beyond their limits.Initial public response to the pandemic was met with indifference in Penang and Malaysia, says Dr. Hor Chee Peng, Secretary-General of the Dr. Wu Lien-Teh Society and a clinical research associate by profession. “Awareness of the virus only heightened when major clusters were identified, prompting the Movement Control Order (MCO) to be imposed by the government,” he says. “Malaysia’s first...

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Enzo Sim

is a Mass Communications graduate who has an unwavering passion towards international relations, history and regional affairs of Southeast Asia. His passion has brought him to different Southeast Asian capitals to explore the diverse cultural intricacies within the region.