CREST activated emergency response for COVID-19 in January 2020 by assisting Wuhan City and later, Hubei Province. As COVID-19 spread internationally, Malaysia’s Ministry of Health detected multiple local transmission clusters in early March. The largest cluster was due to a religious gathering held from 27 February to 1 March 2020 in Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur.
By the 10th of March, Malaysia was ranked first among Southeast Asia countries for the highest number of confirmed cases reported. Very quickly, a public health emergency was declared by the government and a Movement Control Order (MCO) (referred in some countries as a lockdown) to break the chain of local transmission was imposed. During the same period, WHO announced on 11 March that the spread of COVID-19 has become a global pandemic.
The first MCO which started on 18 March 2020 was planned for 14 days. However, it was later extended. Subsequently, MCO was replaced by Recovery MCO which commenced on 10 June until further announcement.
感谢马来西亚慨施 CREST Malaysia 团队对本次安徽抗洪救灾的援助，在安徽安庆罗岭镇、桐城地区洪水退去后受灾家庭陆续开展重建恢复的工作，仁爱将善款用于紧急购置的400 套慨施仁爱救援包，发放给桐城地区200 套，安庆地区200 套，安徽省受灾严重两个片区的消杀设备，包括六安高压水枪3 台，消毒机器3 台，无为高压水枪2 台，消毒机器2 台，帮助受灾家庭日常生活恢复需要及灾区重建需要。