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Malaysia's movement control order extended to Feb 18: Senior minister Ismail Sabri

KUALA LUMPUR — The movement control order (MCO) currently enforced across the country, except several areas in Sarawak, has been extended from Feb 18, effectively covering the Chinese New Year festival that falls on Feb 12 and 13.

KUALA LUMPUR — The movement control order (MCO) currently enforced across the country, except several areas in Sarawak, has been extended to Feb 18, effectively covering the Chinese New Year festival that falls on Feb 12 and 13.

Malaysia’s senior defence minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob, during his press conference on Tuesday (Feb 2), said the extension will start from Feb 5, a day after the initial MCO 2.0 was supposed to be lifted.

“Risk assessments carried out by the health ministry found daily cases in all states showed an upward trend with increasing case numbers, with high numbers of sporadic infections within the community among both locals and non-Malaysians.

“Therefore the National Security Council during its meeting today agreed to extend the MCO 2.0 enforced across the country from Feb 5 to Feb 18,” he said during the live broadcast on Tuesday. MALAY MAIL

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