Movement control order (MCO) extended till April 14

Movement control order (MCO) extended till April 14

Prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has announced a two-week extension to the movement control order (MCO), which will now be in place till April 14. The original period was from March 18-31.

The PM, in his special address that was shown live online this afternoon, said that this early announcement of the MCO extension was so that Malaysians can prepare ourselves mentally and physically for a prolonged stay-at-home period. “The public must be mentally and physically prepared to stay at home for a reasonably longer period of time,” he said.

Muhyiddin added that those who have left the cities for their kampungs have no need to rush back at the end of this week, and that they should stay put. The same goes for students who originally would have had to prepare to return to their hostels and studies. For the workforce, work from home continues.

And please, please don’t buy more than you need – if everyone panic buys, there will never be enough supplies. In any case, supermarkets, grocery stores and many F&B outlets will remain open throughout the MCO period.

“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,” the PM said.

Of course, the MCO is to curb the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. As of noon today, 172 new Covid-19 cases were reported, bringing Malaysia’s total to 1,796. Of the total, 17 have died.

This lifestyle change isn’t easy for all of us, and some are already “losing it” a week in, but the MCO is necessary, so let’s all do this together so that we can emerge from this “war” ASAP. To the brave Malaysians frontlining the fight – stay strong and thank you for your sacrifice. For the rest of us, abide by the MCO and stay at home unless you really have to go out for food and essentials. Remember, one person per car.

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  • OMG Sorry KB Warrior on Mar 25, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    Now that Government has extended the MCO for the good of Rakyat against Covid. Also pity income of those key board warrior where we are now wondering will their employer still pay them to create fake post over here.

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    • MCO officer -kb warrior at home diam diam on Mar 26, 2020 at 10:59 am

      Not true bro, nanti gerly, volvok, potong> all comment will still come out.

      Apa hondan, madzan …kualiti koyak post will still exist.

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  • Angry Voters on Mar 25, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    A big THANK YOU to those selfish fools and idiots that stubbornly continue to go out unnecessarily and taunting the authorities to catch them.

    To these imbeciles that have nothing better to do, why not you strand yourselves on a deserted island and go Hunger Games on each other to keep us entertained while we continue stuck inside due to your selfishness? That is the least you miscreants can do to atone for your bloody mistakes.

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  • azrai on Mar 25, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    This coming Saturday sure ron95 at RM1.10,just like when Dr.M reign in 1998.

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  • Anti Kunta Trooper on Mar 25, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    That’s why fighting against COVID-19 is the most priority to save our lives

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  • Dong gor on Mar 25, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    This is a good call by just looking at the infected numbers every day. Let’s hope by mid April it will come down to a small number do we can all go back to our normal life.

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  • vivizurianti on Mar 25, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    Stay home, stay safe, stay healthy and stay strong, Malaysian.

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  • Not Toyota Fan on Mar 25, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    Tabik spring to our frontliners. They are sacrificing much for us all.

    Stay safe everyone. #StayAtHome. Together we can beat C19.

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  • Semi-Value (Member) on Mar 25, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    this back door peeps have no idea and no control over the situation. good luck to the rest of us.

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    • Dr Strange on Mar 25, 2020 at 10:04 pm

      They have more guts to do the right thing in their little pinky than all of PH combined.

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      • Semi-Value (Member) on Mar 27, 2020 at 9:48 am

        wow. what have they achieved? chaos? looks like the cybertroopers are hard at work here.

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        • Edwin L on Apr 02, 2020 at 2:20 pm

          I only see PH troopers come to downvote Dr Strange’s comment. Is that what you mean?

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  • OH COME ONNN on Mar 25, 2020 at 6:56 pm


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  • C.P. MOHAN on Mar 25, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    The decision taken to curtail spreading of the virus, AGREED, but my concern is the economy, seeing effects on Oil, Tourism, Palm oil and tackling the virus on business.

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  • corona scam on a global scale.

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