KUALA LUMPUR, 10 April 2020 – The ongoing nationwide Movement Control Order (MCO) which was implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19, which is in its second phase, will be extended by another two weeks until 28 April 2020.
This was announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in a special televised broadcast today.
“On the advice of the Health Ministry and health experts, the government has decided to extend the MCO for another two weeks, from 15 April until 28 April.
“The extension of the MCO will enable healthcare workers to contain the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak among the community.
“The extension is also in accordance with the view of the World Health Organisation (WHO), which urges (COVID-19 affected) countries against lifting movement restrictions immediately,” said Muhyiddin.
The MCO was first implemented by the government on 18 March as a measure to contain the highly-infectious virus and was then extended.
On 25 March, where Muhyiddin announced that the first phase of the MCO – which ended on March 31 – would be immediately succeeded by a second phase, lasting until 14 Apr 2020.