PM Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced tonight that the Movement Control Order (MCO) will be extended another 2 weeks from 29 April to 12 May.
Malaysia enters the 4th Phase of the MCO as the month of Ramadhan arrives tomorrow. Already, many hawkers and F&B businesses are making plans to go online due to cancelled bazaars.
Senior Minister (Defence) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said earlier today that Malaysians are not allowed to travel back to their hometowns during fasting month, to stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
Although Phase 4 of the MCO will see more businesses reopening with regulations, the Health Ministry has mentioned that a “soft landing” approach when removing the MCO is likely to happen.
According to The Star, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this would mean social distancing rules and bans on large gatherings were likely to continue for the rest of the year. “Even after we have lifted the MCO, we will continue advising the people to stay at home if you do not need to go out of the house. That is the principle,” he said.
As of today (23 April), Malaysia has 5,603 confirmed Covid-19 cases with 95 casualties.
Let’s just hope we’ll be able to balik kampung when the time comes…
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