The Movement Control Order (MCO) in Malaysia has been extended for another two weeks across the country.
This means that Kuching will also enforce the MCO until the new date.
Malaysian Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced the extension of the MCO during a nationwide live telecast at 8.20PM today.
Muhyiddin also announced that students now trapped in campuses nationwide will likely be allowed to go back to their respective hometowns in the near future with the Ministry of Health working with respective agencies to plan a strategy for such move.
The Prime Minister also said that the Malaysian government is considering allowing those trapped in their respective villages to go back to their respective homes in the city, explaining that such move would be announced when planning is done.
He however added that when implemented, the allowance shall only involve those trapped in villages before the MCO was announced and is given to allow those concerned to go back to their respective houses and work stations.
Muhyiddin also didn’t discount that the MCO will be extended again after 12 May 2020, saying that the government will need to decided such move based on facts and figures.
He explained that the government is looking at reviving the economy and added that there will be an announcement on this on a later date as well.
Malaysia announced a nationwide MCO on March 18th, and had extended it on March 31st, April 10th, and now April 23rd.