Malaysia has extended the existing conditional movement control order (CMCO) for another 4 weeks to June 9. Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced this in his special address Sunday. He pointed out that despite achieving several positive results throughout the movement control order (MCO) imposed since March 18, measures must be taken to continue the fight against the pandemic.
“I also discovered that the rakyat, in a general manner, wants the government to continue taking measures to curb the outbreak. “Therefore on the advice of the Health Ministry, the ongoing CMCO scheduled to expire on May 12 will be extended to June 9 for a period of four weeks. This also means that all existing standard operating procedures (SOP) will be maintained until June 9,” he said.
Tan Sri Muhyiddin said any changes in regards to the existing SOP or economic sectors allowed to resume operations will be announced from time to time. “To date it is estimated that around 6.64 million or 43.6 per cent of workers have returned to work. I am expecting this figure to increase in the coming weeks,” he said.
He added that Malaysians will not be allowed to travel home for Hari Raya, Hari Gawai and Pesta Kaamatan because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Hari Raya falls on May 24-25 while Pesta Kaamatan and Hari Gawai fall on May 30-31 and June 1-2 respectively.
Malaysia recorded 67 new Covid-19 infections Sunday bring the total number of cased to 6656.