PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia will extend the movement control order (MCO) by two weeks until Apr 14 to contain the further spread of COVID-19, said Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on Wednesday (Mar 25).
He urged Malaysians to just stay at home to break the chain of infection.
“The Health Ministry and the National Security Council have briefed me. The current trend is that new cases are still happening and will continue for a while until it stops,” he said in a televised address.
Mr Muhyiddin added that it was the only way to contain the situation which seems to be getting worse by the day. He added that the announcement was made ahead so as to avoid public panic.
“I know it is not easy to stay at home for a long time. I am sure there are many challenges. But the reality is that we have not faced something like this before and we would like to contain it as soon as possible.
“The MCO thus far has helped in controlling the spread, but we cannot be too happy about it until we successfully have zero new cases,” he said.