Essential Things To Know About Movement Control (18- 31st) due to Covid-19 Outbreak

Malaysia will be under a nationwide movement control order from this Wednesday, March 18 until March 31 due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

The government has decided to implement a ‘restriction of movement order’ under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 and the Police Act 1967.

Few vital things to note

1. All companies and government to be closed unless you are part of the essential service.

2. From 18th March u still can go out from your house, this is NOT a full lockdown. U can go out to work at all the Essential Service or if you don't work there, you can go and use the service.

3. Restaurants are NOT to serve customers but can open for DELIVERY SERVICES.
But if your restaurant DO NOT have delivery services, You are NOT ALLOWED to open.
Restaurants CANNOT serve to dine in customers.

4. You can still drop by your office, but you are not supposed to work with colleagues as the purpose of this Partial Lockdown is to ensure no spread of Virus.

5. You are NOT ALLOWED to travel outstation or in the highways from 18th March to stop the spread of the Virus.

6. You can still go out jogging, hiking, exercise but AVOID close contact with others.

7. Supermarkets, marts, will be open. Staff in these places are allowed to go to work. And you can go as customers. Again try avoiding crowds and wear a mask.

8. Since this is NOT a full lockdown, you do not need to worry about essential staff travelling to work. They can still travel as long as not outstation.

9. No public weddings, small scale funerals.

10. NO RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES, including No Friday Prayers. All religious activities are totally banned.

11. Transportation of goods still allowed.

12. If you are part of condo management, you are supposed to close BUT if it affects the water and electricity then you are considered essential staff.

13. All teaching places related to education are to be closed. All exams postponed, students are NOT ALLOWED to go out and all the centres to close till 31st March.

14. Malaysian who have returned from abroad have to self-quarantine for 14 days

I am still perplexed with whatever that is happening. It is going to be a  tough time for all of us. Let's bring Covid 19 under control so the virus will soon vanish.

Also, to those who are panic buying, please be considerate towards others.

Hopefully, this stay at home movement gives all of you some rest and some quality time with your loved ones. Stay safe!

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