Unpacking Malaysia’s MCO 3.0


Ravin Palanisamy Hailey Chung Wee Kye

On the day of the prime minister’s announcement of MCO 1.0, overall Covid-19 cases in the country stood at 553, with 511 of them being active. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, May 16, 2021.

MALAYSIA announced its third nationwide movement-control order (MCO 3.0) from May 12 to June 7 in an effort to stem the high rate of daily Covid-19 infections. 

This MCO – the third lockdown since last year – sees interstate and cross-district travels suspended, and house visits and visiting of graves for the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations banned. 


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