As Malaysia goes through its extended partial lockdown to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, many are finding it hard to sustain their families' basic needs as non-essential business activity remains shut
In fact, a recent survey by the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) has indicated that the number of jobs lost to the Movement Control Order (MCO) is likely to be more than two million in the country.
The survey's findings, published during the second week of April, highlighted that the agriculture and services sectors had the highest percentage of job losses as compared to other sectors.
Amidst the current situation, a father was seen selling headscarves at a gas station amidst the MCO to provide for his children
The man was seen by a Facebook user, Alin Taharin, at a Petronas gas station in Seberang Jaya, Penang. Alin uploaded multiple photos of the man using his motorcycle to sell the headscarves.
According to Alin, the man was not asking for money.
"He was selling headscarves so he could provide for his children," she revealed in her post.
In the photos, he is seen sitting behind his motorcycle with a sign which read: "I'm selling headscarves to buy milk & diapers for my kids"
Alin's post has garnered over hundreds of comments from concerned netizens who sympathised with the father's situation:
On Thursday, 23 March, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced that the MCO has been extended to 12 May:
Also read that while the biggest crash hasn't happened yet, things probably aren't going to go back to "fully normal" for a long time:
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