The Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) has been extended for another four weeks from May 12 until June 9.
In his special address on the 7th day of the CMCO, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said despite achieving several positive results throughout the movement control order (MCO) imposed since March 18, measures must be taken to continue the fight against the pandemic.
“Although we have achieved many encouraging developments in our fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, there are still measures that need to be implemented to contain the outbreak.
“I am also aware that many people in the country want the government to continue implementing reasonable measures to break the transmission chain of the virus.
“Therefore, on the advice of the Health Ministry, the ongoing CMCO scheduled to expire on May 12 will be extended to June 9 for a period of four weeks. This also means that all existing standard operating procedures (SOP) will be maintained until June 9,” he said.
“The prevailing standard operating procedures will remain in place.
“For our own safety, no one is allowed to return to their kampung for Hari Raya,” he added.
He also said religious authorities are also looking into specific SOPs for Hari Raya prayers to be held in mosques.
Malaysia today entered the 54th day of the movement control order that was imposed to break the chain of infection of the Covid-19 virus in the country.
The MCO, which has now entered its fifth phase, was originally scheduled to expire on May 12.
Up to 12pm yesterday, Malaysia recorded 54 new Covid-19 infections with 1,552 active cases and a total of 4,929 patients recovered.
As of today, a total of 108 fatalities related to Covid-19 have been recorded.