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Malaysia extends movement control order in KL, Selangor, Penang and Johor until March 4

KUALA LUMPUR — The current movement control order (MCO) in Malaysia that was to end this Thursday (Feb 18) has been extended for another two weeks until March 4 for Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Johor and Penang, senior minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced on Tuesday.

KUALA LUMPUR — The current movement control order (MCO) in Malaysia that was to end this Thursday (Feb 18) has been extended for another two weeks until March 4 for Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Johor and Penang, senior minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced on Tuesday.

He added that all other states, except for Perlis and Sarawak, will be placed under the conditional movement control order (CMCO) after Feb 18.

Sarawak is the only state under CMCO currently. It started on Feb 15 and was scheduled to end on March 1, when the rest of the country was placed under restrictions that banned inter-state and inter-district travel.

Perlis is the only state that will observe the standard operating procedures under the recovery movement control order (RMCO) phase after Feb 18, Mr Ismail Sabri said, as the number of Covid-19 cases there has dwindled to manageable levels.

“Even though the total cases and cases from interstate crossing have shown an overall decrease now with the recent MCO implementation, cases are still high for certain states like Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Johor and Penang.

“Therefore in our National Security Council meeting today, we concluded that we will continue with MCO in these states,” the defence minister said in a virtual press conference.

The extension of these new restriction conditions nationwide is set to start on Feb 19 and end on March 4, except for Sarawak. MALAY MAIL

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