5 Things You Need To Know About PM Muhyiddin’s Covid-19 Update

5 Things You Need To Know About PM Muhyiddin’s Covid-19 Update

Malaysian Prime Minister, Muhyddin, has just announced a nationwide lockdown of selected facilities scheduled to take effect from 18th March (Wednesday) till 31st March 2020. The declaration was made during a live press conference held today at 10pm (16th March 2020).

Here’s what you need to know:

1. All mass gatherings nationwide including activities associated with religion, sports, society and culture are banned

o enforce this restriction, all organisations and businesses will be closed down excluding supermarkets, sundry shops and shops that sell essential goods. 

For Muslims, all mosque and surau activities including Friday prayers will be suspended following the enactment established on 15th March 2020.


2. All Malaysians are banned from travelling abroad

For Malaysians who are travelling back into the country from overseas will have to undergo health check ups and self-quarantine themselves for 14 days.


3. All tourists and non-Malaysian visitors are banned from entering the country

4. All education premises or institutes are to be closed

This include kindergartens, government and private schools including daily schools, boarding schools, international schools, tahfiz centers and other primary, secondary and pre-university institutions as well as public and private institutions (IPTs) and skills training institutes nationwide.


5. All government and private premises except those involved in essential services are to be closed

Essential services include water, electricity, energy, telecommunications, postal, transportation, irrigation, oil, gas, fuel, lubricants, broadcasting, finance, banking, health, pharmacy, fire, prison, port, airport, safety, defense, cleaning, retail and food supply), are to be implemented.

PM Muhyiddin has mentioned that due to the rapid outbreak of the Covid-19 virus in Malaysia, drastic measures needed to be taken.

He said,

“The rapid rise in the Covid-19 outbreak from tens to thousands of people infected with the virus over time has been happening in other countries and we do not want the same thing to happen in ours.”
“The call to action comes now. We can’t wait any longer until things get worse. Drastic action should be taken immediately to prevent the spread of the disease by limiting the movement of the public. This is the only way we can prevent more people from being infected by the outbreaks that can destroy lives.”
The Prime Minister went on to encourage the public by assuring citizens to stay calm,  the supply of food, daily necessities and healthcare including face masks is sufficient.
You can contact the National Operations Management Center at hotline 03-88882010 starting at noon tomorrow if you have any questions regarding the Movement Control Order.

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