Movement Control Order (MCO) Extended Another Two Weeks

PUTRAJAYA: The government of Malaysia has decided to extend the Movement Control Order (MCO) by another two weeks, from April 15 to 28, said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

When announcing this today, he said this decision was taken to give space to healthcare personnel battling the COVID-19 outbreak, apart from preventing the virus from spreading again.

“This action is in line with the view of WHO (World Health Organisation), which suggested that countries should not end the movement control order too early, and has happened in several countries, the spread of the disease increased again when the order was lifted,” he said in his special address which was carried live on national television.

The MCO, aimed at breaking the COVID-19 chain of infection, was first enforced in Malaysia from March 18 to 31 before it was extended into phase two, from April 1 to 14.

—Bernama