Malaysia Goes Back Into COVID-19 Lockdown

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has announced new measures on Monday which took effect on Wednesday for several Malaysian states, to curb the rising coronavirus cases.

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has announced new measures on Monday which took effect on Wednesday for several Malaysian states, to curb the rising coronavirus cases.

Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya are now back into lockdown until January 26.

The states of Melaka, Johor, Penang, Selangor and Sabah are also included in the Movement Control Order (MCO) of the government which restricts movement and bans gatherings.

The prime minister said that the health system is at a breaking point as the country struggles with 2,000 cases daily.

The prime minister added, “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.”

On Thursday, Malaysia reported a record of 3,337 cases bringing the country’s total 147,855.


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