Coronavirus: Desolate streets as Malaysia's movement control order kicks in

Empty roads in downtown Kuala Lumpur are seen on the first day of the Movement Control Order issued by the newly formed Perikatan Nasional government in Malaysia, on March 18, 2020.
Empty roads in downtown Kuala Lumpur are seen on the first day of the Movement Control Order issued by the newly formed Perikatan Nasional government in Malaysia, on March 18, 2020.ST PHOTO: TRINNA LEONG
A sign outside a shuttered shop is seen in downtown Kuala Lumpur, on the first day of the Movement Control Order issued by the newly formed Perikatan Nasional government in Malaysia, on March 18, 2020.
A sign outside a shuttered shop is seen in downtown Kuala Lumpur, on the first day of the Movement Control Order issued by the newly formed Perikatan Nasional government in Malaysia, on March 18, 2020.ST PHOTO: TRINNA LEONG
A McDonald's worker in Sepang taking the temperature of a customer on March 18, 2020, after Malaysia's government announced the movement control order to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
A McDonald's worker in Sepang taking the temperature of a customer on March 18, 2020, after Malaysia's government announced the movement control order to curb the spread of the coronavirus.PHOTO: REUTERS

KUALA LUMPUR -  Empty streets, deserted malls, busy food delivery riders and silent queues at coffeeshops.

It was Day One of the movement control order issued by the newly formed Perikatan Nasional government in Malaysia.

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