A vendor wearing a protective face mask waits for customers at a shop, as Malaysia reopens a majority of businesses, after a movement control order was imposed to fight the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kuala Lumpur

A vendor waits for customers at a kaftan shop in Kuala Lumpur. The reopening of the economy after a partial lifting of the movement control order imposed to fight the Covid-19 pandemic does not necessarily mean better economic prospect for the self-employed and small businesses. (Photo: Lim Huey Teng, Reuters)