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Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic in Malaysia: A Critical Survey

Noramalina Abdullah, Nur Zatil Ismah Hashim, Intan Sorfina Zainal Abidin and Sarah Madihah Mohd Shazali

Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology, Volume 30, Issue 4, December 2022


Keywords: COVID-19, Google forms, impacts of COVID-19, Malaysia, survey

Published on: 15 December 2022

Since the COVID-19 outbreak was discovered in Malaysia on January 25, 2020, it has impacted many aspects of Malaysian life, including health, lifestyle, and economic changes. As a result, this study was carried out to conduct a more thorough investigation into the problems and effects experienced by the public in Malaysia as a result of the disease outbreak. The study was conducted for six months, from January 2020 until June 2020, and 100 people were chosen randomly as the study sample. The method employed online questionnaires administered via the Google Forms platform. Based on the study’s results, the COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacts the community’s physical and mental health, especially among students and employees. COVID-19 also affects peoples’ lifestyles, and many have difficulties adapting to the new norms, as these changes involve how people socialize, learn, and work. The study also found that COVID-19 also negatively impacts the economy of individuals, communities, and countries, based on the current spending of Malaysian society and the affected industrial and worker conditions.

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