PUTRAJAYA MAR 16 : The government has announced the Movement Control Order, effective from 18 to 31 March, to curb the rise in Covid-19 cases.
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said, “this order is in line with the Controlling Infectious Disease Act 1988 and Police Act 1967.”
With this order, mass gathering nationwide including religious, sports, social and cultural activities will be banned, and all schools, higher institute of learning, business premises, government and private offices are to be closed, said Muhyiddin in a special announcement aired on TV1 this evening.
However, supermarkets, public markets, grocery stores that are selling daily consumption goods will be allowed to open and operate as usual.
“Services relating to water supply, electricity, transport, petrol, gas, fuel, banking, finance, health, airports, ports, jails, fire and rescue, defence, security, media and information department and food supplier will operate as usual,” Muhyiddin added.
The Prime Minister urged all Malaysians to follow the government order, stay calm and do not get panic in this trying time. This drastic action is to be enforced so that COVID-19 can be controlled and curbed in a shorter period. – Malaysia World News