Covid-19: Impact Of Movement Control Order (Mco) On The Mental Health Of Employees And Employers In Malaysia

by Norzuriani Binti Mohamed Seberi, Asst. Prof. Dr. Hemaloshinee Vasudevan

CnR’s International Journal of Social & Scientific Research, India. (2021)  Vol.06. Issue (II).


The world has been shaken by the COVID-19 at the end of 2019, affected by the deaths and diseases. Therefore, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people’s lives as well as businesses.

In this case, Malaysia also exposed to the Malaysian government rules and procedures by implementing the Movement Control Order (MCO) to resolve the COVID-19 pandemic. Most people were affected during the MCO, especially in the employment sectors, both employees and employers. Not just of the economy affect, but it also concerned the outbreak of diseases and deaths during this MCO and COVID-19 pandemic.

Mainly, the issues are about business closures, salary cut, loss of jobs, financial problems, distancing from loved ones, inability to perform one’s duty, domestic abuse, and also loan repayments that people were unable to resolve. In these circumstances, everyone fully attempted with stress, pressure, mental torture and health problem
that create many uncertainties and insecurities during the MCO period.

This case discusses the impact of the MCO on the employees’ and employers’ mental in Malaysia and how to overcome the mental health issues.

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