Separation between loved ones in life or death are shattering to anyone. Since the government of Malaysia initiated the Movement Control Order (MCO) from March 18, coming back to Malaysia had became a problem for the Malaysians who works in Singapore.
A Malaysian women almost couldn’t send her dead mother off because of quarantine after coming back from Singapore.
In a recent report of China Press, Ms Xiao who is 28-year-old works in electronics factory in Singapore. She travels back and forth between Kulai, Johor and Singapore everyday. Yet after the MCO started in Malaysia, Ms Xiao could only stay in Singapore.
After receiving the sad news that Ms Xiao’s mother passed away after illness at April 17, Ms Xiao decided to return to Johor for her mother’s funeral.
However, her request for going back to send her mother off was rejected by the heath authority and most badly, she was required to quarantine for 14 days.
Nevertheless, Ms Xiao didn’t give up and submitted her second request. To be thankful, her second request was eventually approved by the authorities.
In the company of two health officials, Ms Xiao arrived safely at the crematorium on the day of funeral. In the pictures, she was seen doing protective gear by wearing a face mask, a face shield and a protective gown.
While she was approaching the coffin to pay her last respects with tears, the family members and relatives were commanded to stay away for a safety distance.
Besides that, Ms Xiao was also instructed to stand behind while the family were having their last recitation of prayers.
After the 15 minutes of funeral ceremony, the health authorities accompanied Ms Xiao to going back to the quarantine centre.
Ms Xiao and her family were grateful to the health authorities of Malaysia for allowing her to attend her mother’s send-off.
Source: China Press