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Process to Reopen Pennsylvania

Last updated: 4:15 p.m., May 22, 2020

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is an unprecedented event that has impacted every part of the globe. Pennsylvania has seen a similar unprecedented burden of COVID-19 and has taken equally unprecedented measures to save lives and reduce morbidity of the COVID-19 virus.

The commonwealth has responded aggressively to the spread of COVID-19, first by working to contain the virus through contact tracing and quarantines for residents who came in contact with someone who tested positive for the virus to slow sustained community spread. When sustained community spread was established, the commonwealth moved to mitigation efforts early in the response by issuing orders to close schools and non-life-sustaining businesses; and to restrict large gatherings. This decision to respond aggressively has proven to be an essential and effective measure to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and ultimately save an unrealized number of Pennsylvanians’ lives.

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Sarawak party: Federal govt’s decision to re-open Malaysia’s economy shows ‘love of money over love of lives’ | Malaysia

Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) president Voon Lee Shan said a medical expert told him it is a grave mistake to re-open the economy at this critical juncture in Sarawak's Covid-19 fight. — Picture by Sulok Tawie
Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) president Voon Lee Shan said a medical expert told him it is a grave mistake to re-open the economy at this critical juncture in Sarawak’s Covid-19 fight. — Picture by Sulok Tawie

KUCHING, May 2 — Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) today urged the Sarawak government to exercise caution over the re-opening of industries and businesses under the conditional movement control order (CMCO), as announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin yesterday.

Its president Voon Lee Shan said not every directive on the re-opening of economic sectors from the federal government or prime minister has to be followed when the state is still battling the Covid-19 pandemic.

“A friend of mine who is a foreign medical specialist has told me that the re-opening of industries and businesses at this moment is a grave mistake,” he said.

“The state government must know that we are fighting a

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