Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has announced that the current Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) implementation will be extended for 4 additional weeks. This means that the new end date for CMCO will be on 9 June 2020, instead of 12 May.
This decision was taken based on the advice provided by the Ministry of Health and National Security Council, says PM Muhyiddin. Despite the improving conditions as only four areas are still being classified as red zones, the Prime Minister stated that government believes that the efforts taken to battle the COVID-19 pandemic still need to go on.
PM Muhyiddin once again reminded the public that interstate travel is not allowed during CMCO. That being said, an exception is being given to husband and wife that live in different states to meet each other, in which they can apply for interstate travel permit through the Gerak Malaysia app or the nearest police station.
Even though that the CMCO extension will cover several major festivities including Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Pesta Keaamatan, and Hari Gawai, the public can still visit their neighbours and family members as long as they reside within the same state. However, PM Muhyiddin pointed that any festive social gathering should not involved more than 20 people at one time.
With that, we would like to remind me that there is still no vaccine for COVID-19 which means that our fight against the virus is still not yet over. Hence, please practice social distancing and wear face mask when you are out of your home. Don’t forget to continue practicing high level of personal hygiene as well.