Malaysia to Lockdown from March 18-31 : Malaysians barred from leaving and Foreigners barred from entering



Brace yourself.



Malaysia will be on official  National lockdown as announced by Malaysia's PM Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on a national address to Malaysia.

Movement Control Order will be from March 18 until March 31st. All Malaysia will be barred from leaving the country during this period while all returning from overseas will self-quarantine for 14 days. Tourist and foreign visitors are barred from entering the country.


All schools private and public are to be close during this period.

Ban on all religious, sporting, social and cultural gatherings

All business and religious premises to close with an exemption on groceries, public markets, provision stores. Restrictions on mosques and Islamic events subject to Muzakarah Meeting

Closure of all government and private premises except essential services such as water, electricity, telecommunication, postal service, transport, fuel, gas, lubrication, broadcasting, banking, health, pharmacy, fire-fighting, ports, airports, prisons, security and defence, sanitary services, provision and food supply.



With spikes in cases arising from the mass Islamic religious meeting held last month, Malaysia has the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in SE Asia with 553 cases.
Woodlands Checkpoint 1015pm

Before the announcement was made, there were reports of large crowd in Supermarkets. In addition, heavy traffic from Johor was observed on Tuas and Woodlands Checkpoint into Singapore. It is uncertain if it was the result of Singapore residents coming back or Malaysians getting into Singapore, especially those whose jobs are in Singapore.

As a result of this lockdown, the impact will be felt in Singapore. 300,000 Malaysians commute to Singapore to work on a daily basis. Removing them and we would face a huge manpower shortage during this period.

Tuas Checkpoint 10 15pm


Source : The Star Malaysia






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