INTERACTIVE: Here’s how Covid-19 changed the movement of people in Malaysia

Local artist Afiq Hamidon paying tribute to the sacrifices of frontliners in fighting the pandemic via a mural on a building at Jalan Leong Sin Nam, Ipoh.(Dec 16, 2020) — RONNIE CHIN/The Star

PETALING JAYA: Ever since the start of the conditional movement control order (MCO) in May 2020, the amount of time Malaysians spent at home has mostly been on a downward trend even as Covid-19 cases soared in the past few months.

This is one of the insights from Oxford University’s Our World in Data portal (, which analysed a report from Google that has been tracking the movement of people in more than 130 countries since the pandemic began.

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