Following the rise in positive COVID-19 cases in several localities in the country, the federal government has reimposed the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in Selangor and Federal Territory. This will come into effect starting 14 October 2020.
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.
The Government has mandated the use of the MySejahtera mobile app for all businesses nationwide. The move is to facilitate contact tracing processes and will aid the Ministry of Health (MOH) in detecting those exposed to COVID-19 patients.
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) announced today that the Gerak Malaysia contact tracing app it developed in partnership with the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), will be discontinued tomorrow, 31 July 2020.
It is undeniable that the global COVID-19 pandemic and various movement control implementations have deeply impacted our lifestyles and livelihoods. On the flip side, it has accelerated the adoption of digital platforms and increased the importance of the digital economy. We have witnessed a dramatic paradigm shift with businesses adopting digital payments and services; likewise, consumers’ acceptance and usage of cashless payment platforms such as e-wallets.
With the relaxing of travel, business, and social restrictions under the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO), Malindo Air is resuming flights to almost all its domestics destinations in Malaysia, effective 12 June 2020. The low-cost airline is also kicking off its Balik Raya promo deals, with one-way fares starting from MYR199.
Grab has rolled out GrabProtect, a comprehensive set of safety and hygiene tech features, partnerships, and strict safety policies to minimise risks of the spread of COVID-19. As part of the programme, the company will be distributing hygiene kits including hand sanitisers and disinfectant spray to its 100,000 driver- and delivery-partners to protect their vehicles and delivery bags.