Malaysia extends movement control order for third time until May 12

Malaysia - aerial view of Putrajaya

Malaysia’s movement control order (MCO) has once again been extended by another 14 days, until May 12, as announced by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on Thursday (Apr 23).

The MCO, which began on Mar 18, has been extended twice. It was supposed to end on Apr 28.

"Although the numbers have shown positive outcome, steps that we have been taking have to continue until a time when we are confident that the COVID-19 pandemic is completely under control," said Mr Muhyiddin in a televised address on the eve of the Ramadan fasting month.

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Source: Channel News Asia

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