What is it about?

This paper examines the coronavirus situation in Malaysia when it was first detected in January 2020 right up to mid-May 2020. The paper discusses several effective measures taken by the government of Malaysia to contain the spread of the virus and flatten the infection curve.

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Why is it important?

The paper is timely and significant to record the coronavirus pandemic in Malaysia since it was first detected on January 24, 2020. The paper discusses the pandemic in terms of the current situation, the mental health perspectives, how Malaysians respond to the situation and how health care is organised, to give people a good overview of the pandemic in Malaysia. It is important to give the world the situation of the pandemic and how Malaysia has taken measures to contain the virus, being one of the countries most effectively dealing with the pandemic.


Writing this article was a great pleasure as well as challenging as I was a single author, and had to do a lot of research and readings. To be honest, I enjoyed writing the paper and hope that the information and commentary would be thought-provoking for the readers.

Sheena Kaur
University of Malaya

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This page is a summary of: The coronavirus pandemic in Malaysia: A commentary., Psychological Trauma Theory Research Practice and Policy, July 2020, American Psychological Association (APA), DOI: 10.1037/tra0000897.
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