Government extends movement, business restrictions to 9 June amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Malaysia’s movement control order (MCO) will be extended for a further month until Jun 9, the fourth extension since it was enforced on Mar 18, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said. 

In a special address on Sunday (May 10), the prime minister said even though the country saw many positive developments in its fight against COVID-19, the efforts have not fully succeeded. The MCO was originally scheduled to end on Tuesday.

"Based on public opinion, I realised that people want the government to continue to take the necessary steps to fight against the epidemic. 

"Therefore, on the advice of the Ministry of Health and the National Security Council, I would like to announce that the conditional MCO, which was enforced until May 12, will be extended until Jun 9, which is another four more weeks," he said. 

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Source: Channel News Asia