Malaysia’s Conditional MCO has been extended for another 2 weeks

Malaysia’s Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob has just announced that the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) will be extended a further two weeks.

The extension will take place in the states of Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur, and Selangor, and will end on November 9, 2020.

IMAGE: New Straits Times

The CMCO was recently reinstated in the country on October 14 after a rise in COVID-19 cases triggered the need for more extensive safety measures to be put in place. It was originally slated to end on October 27, 2020.

However, with COVID-19 cases not showing any signs of improvement, the Malaysian government has decided to extend the CMCO.

On October 26, Malaysia recorded 1,240 new cases, adding to the national total of 27,805.

As we face truly unprecedented times, let’s all do our part in abiding by COVID-19 safety measures.

Socially distance yourself, wash your hands frequently, and only go out if you really need to.

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Cover image sourced from New Straits Times.