COVID-19: PM MUHYIDDIN ANNOUNCE NATIONWIDE MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER
MARCH 16, 2020 @ 10.45PM
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has declared that Malaysia will be placed under nationwide movement control order from March 18 to March 31.
The order was announced in a live broadcast by the prime minister over the national television.
A total of 125 new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported as of noon today, bringing the total in Malaysia to 553 cases.
The order was made under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 and the Police Act 1967.
The prime minister said the government had to take the action in order to curb the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, that is likely to cost the lives of the people.
He later reassured that food supplies, daily essentials and healthcare including items such as face masks were sufficient.
“I have directed the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry to constantly monitor food supplies and daily essentials in the market throughout the enforcement of the movement control order,” he said.
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