Malaysians to find out if MCO will be lifted or extended on Sunday (May 10)


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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Further developments on the conditional movement control order (MCO) will be announced in a special address by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at about 2pm on Sunday (May 10).

Whatever the government decides, the people will have to adapt to the new normal of practicing high social discipline, observing social distancing and importance of their social responsibility to break the chain of Covid-19 infection.

The implementation of the MCO since March 18 is now in its 54th day, and has assisted the Health Ministry in controlling and flattening the Covid-19 curve in the country.

However, on May 4, the government imposed the conditional MCO, which allowed almost all economic sectors to reopen, even though the fourth phase of MCO only ends on Tuesday (May 12).

As a result, shopping malls are back in operation, people can dine in at restaurants and private vehicles can now up to four travelling at one time – but everyone is still required to comply with the stipulated standard operating procedure (SOP).

As long as a vaccine for the Covid-19 is not found, everyone plays a role and has the responsibility to ensure that we win the battle against the coronavirus.

On Saturday (May 9), after working non-stop for almost five months, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, was given "leave" by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) from holding the daily press conference on the pandemic.

He has been one of the key figures addressing the Covid-19 pandemic and the one who providing Malaysians information and statistics on the latest developments of the virus outbreak in the country.

However, the Ministry provided updates on in a press statement, which stated that 74.8% of the total number of Covid-19 cases have fully recovered and been discharged from the hospital. There were 54 new cases recorded.

Once again, the public was reminded not to take the Covid-19 outbreak lightly, to embrace the new normal when in public places, like wearing the face masks to avoid getting infected by the virus, even though it is not compulsory. – Bernama

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