- March 31, 2021
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- Category: Daily News
- THE government has extended by 14 days both tiers of movement restrictions currently enforced throughout the country to curb the transmission of Covid-19, said Senior Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
- Five states – Selangor, Johor, Penang, Kelantan and Sarawak – as well as the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur are under the conditional movement control order.
- Another eight states – Perlis, Kedah, Perak, Malacca, Negri Sembilan, Pahang, Terengganu and Sabah – as well as the Federal Territories of Labuan and Putrajaya are under the much looser recovery MCO.
- The extensions for these orders will take effect on 1 Apr 21 and expire on 14 Apr 21.
- In a separate briefing, Ismail announced that the National Security Council has agreed to allow employees to be back at workplaces in CMCO areas from 1 Apr 21.
- He said this means the previous directive of only 30% of management staff allowed at the workplaces is rescinded.
- Ismail said businesses, especially factories, can operate at full capacity.
- This comes as the nation recorded 1,133 new Covid-19 cases on 30 Mar 21, up from the 941 infections reported on 29 Mar 21, said director-general of health Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
- 29 Mar 21 was the first time in 2021 the daily infections had fallen below the 1,000 mark.
- Meanwhile, Science minister Khairy Jamaluddin announced that Malaysia will receive its first 600,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines made by drugmaker AstraZeneca in Jun 21.
- He said Malaysia was not expected to be affected by India’s decision to temporary halt exports of AstraZeneca’s shot made by the Serum Institute of India, which includes supplies to the COVAX facility.
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