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.
The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) has released the schedule for interstate travel in a press conference in Bukit Aman today. Interstate travel is specifically for city folk who have been stranded in their hometowns before the Movement Control Order (MCO) came into effect.
Senior minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced today that interstate travel will be allowed between 7 May to 10 May 2020. This follows the closure of registration via the Gerak Malaysia app yesterday.
As announced by the prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin on Thursday, the government is loosening some travel restrictions as part of phase four of the Movement Control Order (MCO). This is good news for city folk who have been stuck in their hometowns and need to return to their homes. People who are seeking interstate travel can apply for approval beginning 26 April via the Gerak Malaysia mobile application.
[UPDATE: 26/4/2020]: Senior minister Ismail Sabir Yaakob has clarified that the government has yet to give a green light for travel between hometowns and the city, and vice versa. PDRM can only collect “registration of interest” to ascertain how travel will be managed. The final date for travel will be announced at a later time.
Prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin today announced the extension of the Movement Control Order (MCO), until 12 May 2020. While he is pleased at the positive results of the ongoing MCO, he stressed that the “war is not over.”