Muhyiddin: Movement control order to be extended till April 14

Muhyiddin: Movement control order to be extended till April 14

SUNGAI BULOH: The government has decided to extend the Movement Control Order (MCO) until April 14.

In a statement today, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said, even though the order has been extended, public don’t have to unnecessarily stock up on food because the supply is sufficient.

“Please stay calm and don’t panic. I assure you that food is enough for everybody. Those who are in the village do not have to rush back to Kuala Lumpur this weekend.

“Students who are supposed to go back hostel are advised to stay at home first and offices that are closed do remain the same,” he said.

In Malaysia, from the first case of COVID-19 up to 12 noon, the number of positive cases has increased to 1,796 cases, which includes 172 new cases today.

Seven days ago, the total number of COVID-19 cases were 673 cases, which means that the positive cases have increased more than twice in a week.

“I was briefed by the National Security Council that the increase in COVID-19 positive cases is expected to rise higher if we don’t do anything.

“The number may increase as many times as it happens to some other countries. In this case, the movement control order has managed to control the outbreak,” Muhyiddin said.

It is not easy to sit at home for a considerable period of time. There are certainly many challenges that the public may face this time, he said in the statement.

“However, I see many creative people are doing work out at home and there are some of them use skype to connect with their co-workers. I would like to thank those who have the awareness of staying at home.

“I know you feel burdened but I don’t have a choice. I have to extend the Movement Control Order for your own safety,” Muhyiddin said.

By S Jeevita