Malaysia to impose MCO for 2 weeks from Jan 13 in several states to curb Covid-19 cases: Muhyiddin

Malaysia to impose MCO for 2 weeks from Jan 13 in several states to curb Covid-19 cases: Muhyiddin

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on Monday (Jan 11) announced fresh nationwide movement restrictions to curb the soaring number of Covid-19 cases.

Five states – Melaka, Johor, Penang, Selangor and Sabah – and the federal territories of Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya will re-enter the movement control order (MCO), where social gatherings are banned and dine-ins are not allowed in eateries.

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.”