Kuala Lumpur: Following a rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, the Malaysian government announced on Monday (Oct 12) that Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Putrajaya will be put under a Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).
The tightened restrictions will be enforced from Oct 14 until Oct 27.
During a press conference, Senior Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that a special meeting with the National Security Council (NSC) has found that the cases in the three places have increased at an “alarming rate”.
“After consulting the Ministry of Health and taking into consideration the increase in cases and the spreading of the virus in areas such as Petaling, Klang and Gombak, this was decided.
“Therefore to break the chain of infection, the special meeting today with the NSC has agreed that CMCO will be enforced in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Putrajaya effective 12.01am on…