COVID-19: Malaysia extends movement control order for third time until May 12-2020
Malaysia’s movement control order (MCO) has once again been extended by another 14 days, until May 12, as announced by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on his announcement on Thursday (Apr 23-2020).
The MCO, which began on Mar 18, has been extended twice. It was supposed to end on Apr 28.
“Although the numbers have shown positive outcome, steps that we have been taking have to continue until a time when we are confident that the COVID-19 pandemic is completely under control,” said Mr Muhyiddin in a televised address on the eve of the Ramadan fasting month.
The prime minister added that he did not discount the possibility that the MCO would be extended further after this, but the government might ease some restrictions should infections continue to slow.
“If COVID-19 cases continue to register significant decrease, the government might relax the movement control in stages in a few sectors, including the social sector,” he said.
With this latest extension, Malaysia will be under the movement restrictions for a total of 56 days to curb the spread of COVID-19.