On November 7, 2020 the Malaysian Government announced that all the states in Peninsular Malaysia except for Perlis, Pahang and Kelantan will be placed under the conditional movement control order (CMCO) for a period of four weeks from November 9 till December 6, 2020. The decision to return to CMCO from the recovery movement control order (RMCO) which began on June 10, 2020 is to enable the Ministry of Health (MOH) to implement targeted screening and to reduce the movement within the community, thus to help curb the spread of Covid-19 infections.
The implementation of CMCO means that the public has to adhere to stricter standard operating procedures (SOP) compared with during RMCO. Therefore, continue to avoid the ‘3C’, namely crowded places, confined space and close conversation and practise the ‘3W’, which includes frequent washing of hands with water and soap; wearing of face mask in public places or when encountering people with fever and flu; and practise caution by staying at home, avoid handshakes and seek treatment if you develop symptoms related to Covid-19.
Epiphany is also known as the 12th day of Christmas and it celebrates the Nativity story of the three Wise Men or the Three Kings who visited and brought gifts to Jesus in Bethlehem. Epiphany also marks Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist.
Epiphany is one of the oldest Christian feasts that has been celebrated since the end of the second century, even before the Christmas holiday was established. Epiphany is also known as the 12th day of Christmas and it celebrates the Nativity story of the three Wise Men or the Three Kings who visited and brought gifts to Jesus in Bethlehem. Epiphany also marks Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist. The world Epiphany comes from the Greek word which means ‘manifestation’ and as such, it also celebrates the manifestation of Jesus’ divinity to the world.