KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia on Monday (Jan 11) announced fresh nationwide movement restrictions to curb the increasing number of Covid-19 cases.
Five states - Melaka, Johor, Penang, Selangor and Sabah - and the federal territories of Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya will re-enter the movement control order (MCO), Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced in a televised address.
The reimposed measures will run from Wednesday to Jan 26.
Here are the key restrictions under the MCO:
• No travelling between states or districts
• Roadblocks will be set up to limit travel to a 10km radius from home
• People are urged to stay home; only two people per household are allowed to head out to buy groceries
• Only two people are allowed per vehicle
• Social gatherings are banned, including weddings, seminars and group sport
• Eateries and hawker stalls may operate but only takeaways and food deliveries are allowed
• Supermarkets, healthcare services and banks are allowed to operate, with strict compliance to standard operating procedures: always wear masks, use hand sanitiser frequently, and observe physical distancing at all times
• Outdoor recreational activities allowed among people from the same household
• No more than two people are allowed to jog together at any one time
• Only five essential economic sectors are allowed to operate: manufacturing, construction, service, trade and distribution, and plantations and commodities
• Non-essential services staff to work from home
• Maximum of five people allowed in mosques and houses of worship