Witnessing the positive outcome from passing the movement control order (MCO) that was scheduled to end on March 31, Malaysia has decided to further extend it by another 14 days until April 28.
Under the MCO, schools and non-essential businesses are closed and people are advised to stay at home to minimise contact.
The MCO was implemented to break the COVID-19 infection chain and as a result the growth of positive cases had been controlled to a rate of 7 per cent, below the 10 per cent benchmark set by the World Health Organization. It was confirmed by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin added, “The number of (daily) positive cases has also decreased. If this trend continues for the next two weeks, we can prevent COVID-19 from spreading. But we cannot take the situation lightly”.
Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said, “Although we have not won the war yet, neither have we lost the war”.