M'sian healthcare workers in PPE dance in TikTok video, as onlookers express support

But the battle against Covid-19 continues.

Faris Alfiq | July 14, 2021, 07:29 PM

Frontline workers in Malaysia have been working tirelessly non-stop to fight Covid-19.

One group decided to mark the end of their labours with a joyous dance.

One Tiktok user @__nuramiraaa2 posted several videos from an apartment at Sri Ayu, Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor, showing frontline workers clad in full personal protective equipments dancing to mark the end of the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO).

@__nuramiraaa2Tamat dah pkpd pangsapuri sri ayu , trima kasih fortliner smua smoga korg sihat selalu😘💖💃🏻##fortlinerdancechallenge♬ bunyi asal - ANN🦋 - ANN 🦋

"End of EMCO at Sri Ayu apartment, thank you frontliners. Hope that everyone stays healthy," the caption said.

Another video showing frontline workers holding each others' arms and running towards the residents of the apartments and cheering on at the end.

The caption reads: "Thank you frontliners for taking care of us over the past two weeks and making us happy during the lockdown."

@__nuramiraaa2Trima kasih frontliner mnjaga kami slama 2 mnggu & membuat kami happy spnjg lockdown 😙💝##frontlinersmalaysia ##frontlinersdancechallenge♬ original sound - Mhmd Fasya

The videos drew more than 6 million views and generated many positive and encouraging comments from Malaysians towards frontline workers.

Several other frontline workers took to Tiktok to share glimpses of their work while urging people to stay home and comply with government protocols.

End of EMCO

Most areas in Malaysia are still under lockdown, or the Movement Control Order, whereas areas with higher number of Covid-19 cases were put under an EMCO from July 3 to 16.

However, The Star reported that the EMCO was lifted earlier in some places.

The majority of the localities under the EMCO were located around Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, according to Malay Mail.

Under the EMCO, residents were not allowed to leave their homes between 8pm to 8am, unless in the case of an emergency or with prior police approval. Food and beverage operations were still allowed to continue from 8am to 8pm with no-dine in services.

Supermarkets were allowed to operate from 8am to 8pm but limited to the food, drinks and essential supplies sections.

Malaysia's Covid-19 situation

Although enhanced measures were lifted for this part of Malaysia, the country reported more Covid-19 cases.

Despite the national lockdown and state of emergency, Malaysia's daily number of Covid-19 cases hit its highest total.

Malaysia's Director General of Health Noor Hisham Abdullah reported 11,618 cases on July 14 in a tweet.

This was higher than 11,079 cases reported the day before, which was itself a record.

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Top image via @__nuramiraaa2/Tiktok