Hiding facts about Covid-19 hotspots is shocking
October 23, 2020 10:20 AM
The government’s consistency in being inconsistent in managing the Covid-19 crisis is appalling.
The latest decision not to name establishments where the virus has been detected has become another insufferably smug moment.
People have a right to know which restaurants, condominiums, schools or shopping malls have been affected and the choice to avoid them is theirs.
People cannot protect themselves if they are not cautioned.
Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah yesterday said that revealing the names of the establishments would stigmatise them and cause public alarm.
Noor Hisham said if there were cases at such places, people might not want to go there? Why would they?