PETALING JAYA – Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the the Movement Control Order (MCO) may be extended by “maybe another two weeks or even longer” if the Covid-19 situation does not improve and current measures fail to contain the spread of the virus.
PM Muhyiddin urged Malaysians to stay home in line with the Movement Control Order to curb Covid-19 or restrictions will be extended if its objectives are not met or the crisis worsen.
“I urge you, please stay where you are. Just for two weeks. Because we want to break the chain of infection.. If we are not successful, the government may have to extend the Movement Control Order.”
“It is important for us to isolate ourselves and our families from being exposed to the virus”
Last Monday, the prime minister issued the Movement Control Order to to prevent further spread of COVID-19. Malaysians are not allowed to travel overseas and no visitors will be allowed to enter the country in the 2 weeks period. Schools and other non-essential businesses will also be closed. Roads in the city centres were cleared yesterday and some eateries remain open only for takeaways food. On Wednesday, Malaysia has a total of 790 Covid-19 related cases, the hardest hit country in Southeast Asia. The country currently has 2 recorded deaths last Tuesday.