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Frontliners battle fear, sadness, frustration in fight against Covid-19

Last month’s rising trend of daily new Covid-19 cases signalled the start of Malaysia’s third wave of infections, with Sabah showing signs of turning into a Covid-19 hotbed.

Yesterday, Malaysia recorded a whopping 871 new cases – the highest-ever number reported in a single day since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak – and total cases leapt to 20,498, with active cases at 7,049.

Healthcare personnel and volunteers, who enjoyed a respite just before the resurgence of cases last month, are now forced to don their personal protective equipment (PPE) once again and fight their own fear, sadness, and frustration as they work tirelessly on the “battlefield”, screening and treating Covid-19 cases...

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