The Movement Control Order enforced in several states will not end this Thursday as scheduled.
The Defence Minister says it will be extended until March 4th involving Selangor, KL, Penang, and Johor.
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Meanwhile, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob says starting this Friday, several states, Kedah, Perak, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Pahang, Terengganu, Kelantan, Putrajaya, Labuan, and Sabah, will no longer be under an MCO, and will instead be placed under a Conditional MCO.
He adds that Perlis will be the only state to be under a Recovery MCO during the same period, while the CMCO in Sarawak will continue to be enforced until March 1st.
Meanwhile, inter district and interstate travel is still banned nationwide.
However, Datuk Seri Ismail says the 10km radius travel restriction will be lifted, even in areas affected by the MCO.
More detailed SOPs will be announced this Thursday (February 18th).
Malaysia has recorded its highest number of recovered COVID-19 patients, with 5,718 released from hospital today.
Meanwhile, the Health Ministry reported 2,720 new infections.
Selangor had the highest number of infections with 1,300 cases, followed by 451 in Johor, and KL with 318.
The death toll has risen to 983, after 8 more people died due to the virus.
By: Elle Firdouz