The 4th phase of the movement control order (MCO) which begins today sees a slight easing of restrictions with those going out to buy essentials approved by the government allowed to bring along one companion (family member) that staying in the same house.
The published gazette is the Prevention and Control of Infectious Disease (Measures Within Infected Local Areas (No. 4) Regulations 2020, which takes effect from today until May 12.
The updated regulation states that:
- Anyone moving in an infected area to buy necessities “may be accompanied by one family member staying in the same house“.
- Goods that people can go out to purchase – food, medicine, dietary supplement or daily necessities, goods from any provider of essential services.
The newly gazetted regulation was inked by Health Minister Adham Baba.
Malaysia has been under a partial shutdown since Mar 18 and MCO was extended for the 3rd time to May 12. We are seeing the no. of infections reduced for continuously 12th days to 2 digits.
However, under the MCO, all non-essential businesses and services were ordered closed which has brought a large part of the country’s economy to a standstill.
Source : Malaysiakini