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Malaysia Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has announced that the country’s Movement Control Order (MCO) will be extended for two weeks, until 14 April 2020.
“The trend is expected to continue for a while before we can see the number of new cases reported decline,” said PM Muhyiddin in his address. “The government is of the opinion that the movement control order should continue.”
“In line with this, the government have decided to extend the MCO until April 14. I am informing you on the extension earlier so that the people can be prepared,” he added.
The MCO was first announced on 16 March 2020. As part of the order, Malaysian citizens will be barred from going overseas, while foreigners are not allowed to enter the country, from 18 to 31 March 2020.
Despite extending the MCO, PM Muhyiddin asked the public to remain calm and not to panic.
“Even though we have extended the movement control order (MCO), you don't have to unnecessarily stock up on food because the supply is sufficient. I assure you that there is enough food for everybody,” he further added.
“I know you feel burdened but I don't have a choice. I have to extend the MCO for your own safety. Be mentally and physically prepared to stay at home for a reasonably longer period of time.”
As of writing, Malaysia has over 1,796 COVID-19 cases, with 17 deaths recorded.
Do stay tuned for the latest developments of this story. For more on the Malaysia MCO, kindly read the following article.
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