Two-week lockdown imposed in Malaysia

A nationwide travel ban and a 14-day lockdown in the capital and five state has been imposed in Malaysia. Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin made the announcement. The lockdown starts January 13. 

Only two people per household are allowed to go out and buy groceries, and they can only travel within a 10km radius from home.  

“Our health system can no longer afford to handle 2,000 daily Covid-19 cases. It is at a breaking point,” Tan Sri Muhyiddin said in a televised address.  

“To break the Covid-19 chain, the government, with the advice of the Health Ministry, has decided to implement the movement control order (MCO) for a period of 14 days.” 

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