When's a good time to lift the MCO?


Jahabar Sadiq

The surrounding area of the KL wholesale market placed under the enhanced movement-control order until May 3. Malaysia has recorded new cases in double digits over the last six days. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Afif Abd Halim, April 24, 2020.

PRIME Minister Muhyiddin Yassin yesterday announced another two weeks of the movement-control order (MCO), extending the order that began on March 18 to May 12.

That makes it eight weeks of a partial lockdown so far, and he hinted it could continue beyond May 12 if the numbers do not look good in Malaysia’s quest to flatten the curve.


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  • Lives or livelihood seems to be the dilemma facing most governments around the world today. How they are going to tackle that conundrum is the billion-dollar question. It's a very difficult situation.

    Posted 4 months ago by Simple Sulaiman

  • Areas where there are no infections the government should slowly open up. For example if there are no infections in TTDI then the shops in that area can re-open but the 10km travel ban should still continue.

    Posted 4 months ago by Elyse Gim