01 April 2020 – Second phase of Movement Control Order triggered as cases double in one week

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence, Military, Police, Government
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Adapting or closing offices, businesses, institutions, and operations
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Prime Minister

Overview: Second phase of Movement Control Order (MCO) in Malaysia to better contain the spread of COVID-19. He said the measures include limiting operating hours for supermarkets, grocery shops, convenience stores and petrol stations between 8am and 8pm. Restaurants, which are only allowed to serve takeaways, will also have to comply with similar operating hours. Moreover, he added that the prices of face masks being sold will be reduced from RM2 to RM1.50 to make them affordable for residents.
Full details here: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/covid-19-malaysia-to-implement-enhanced-measures-for-second-12589280

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Type of Justification: Considered a necessary escalation of current measures
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government, National – other
Evidence/Justification: Just last week, the COVID-19 positive cases in Malaysia has increased more than twice in just one week. It went from 673 cases to 1,796 cases.