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2020 is Historic and Challenging Year
Phase 1: 18 March-31 March 2020
The government has decided to impose a Movement Control Order (MCO).
Mass gatherings are forbidden, no abroad travel, and tourists and foreigners are not allowed to enter Malaysia. All educational centres are closed. All government and private premises shuttered, except for those providing essential services — water, electricity, energy, telecommunications, post, transport, water, oil, gas, fuels, lubricants, broadcast, finance, banking, health, pharmacy, Bomba, prisons, ports, airports, security, defence, cleaning, groceries, and food supply. No more congregational prayers.
Phase 2: 01 April-14 April 2020
Movement Control Order extended in Malaysia (MCO).
The public must be mentally and physically prepared to stay at home for a reasonably longer period of time,” said the Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
“Please stay calm and don’t panic. Even though we have extended the movement control order (MCO), you don’t have to unnecessarily stock up on food because the supply is sufficient. I assure you that there is enough food for everybody.
“I know you feel burdened but I don’t have a choice. I have to extend the MCO for your own safety,” he said.
Phase 3: 15 April-28 April 2020
Based on the advice of the Health Ministry and medical experts, the government decided to extend the MCO for another two weeks with intention to give more room for healthcare workers to combat Covid-19 and prevent a re-emergence.
Phase 4: 29 Apr-12 May 2020
The Movement Control extended from April 29 to May 12. It was announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in a special television broadcast at same day.
FASA 5: 13 May-09 June 2020 (PKPB)
Fifth round of the MCO but with more relaxed rules
New title, new regulation.
Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within Infected Local Areas) (No. 6) Regulations 2020. The new set of regulations for CMCO was gazetted in May 12, 2020 and took effect from May 13, 2020 to June 9, 2020.
Interstate travel for work only, or to meet spouse in different state
Under the new regulations, Sarawak has tighter restrictions compared to the rest of Malaysia, with travel from one district to another district prohibited.
To carry out inter-district travel in Sarawak for a “special and particular reason”, members of the public will have to get written permission from the police first.