It’s been exactly 164 days since the faithful 18 March commencement of the Movement Control Order (MCO), introduced to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19 infections in the country. The current iteration of the MCO aka Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) is scheduled to end on 31 August 2020. With less than four days to go, the nation is on its feet as to whether the government will announce a further extension.
While Malaysia has been recording single to low double digit daily cases, the fight against the pandemic is far from over. The Ministry of Health (MOH) has recommended that the current RMCO be extended, in view of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) expectation that the pandemic may last another two years.
Malaysia’s Health General Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has also urged the government to tighten entry into Malaysia as there have been an increase of imported cases.
As of yesterday, Malaysia has recorded a total of 9,296 positive cases, with 125 fatalities. There are 177 active cases remaining, with eight patients in the ICU. Malaysia continues to exhibit an impressive recovery rate with a total of 8,994 patients recovered and discharged so far.
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin will be delivering a special address pertaining the MCO later today, 28 August 2020, at 8.00PM.
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