Filter for Malaysia Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-07-04 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
ministry is conducting surveillance in targeted communities to identify asymptomatic patients.
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2020-07-03 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Staff of foreign embassies can join Friday prayers starting July 3
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2020-07-01 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Social events, including wedding receptions, engagement parties, reunion gatherings and religious events, can be held from July 1 onwards. Standard operating procedures (SOPs) such as the maximum number of attendees at 250 people, social distancing and registration of guests must be followed by those planning for social gatherings.
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2020-07-01 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
All AGMs allowed to take place from July 1
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2020-07-01 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Spa, wellness and reflexology services, including those provided by blind masseurs, can resume operations from July 1
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2020-07-01 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Theme parks, including water parks, will be allowed to operate beginning July 1
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2020-07-01 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Pre-schools will open on July 1
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2020-07-01 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Overseas returnees are urged to go for the second screening of Covid-19 tests, which takes place on the 13th day of their home quarantine period, otherwise the police will come to take them for screening, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
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2020-06-29 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Some 10 million face masks will be distributed to students and teachers statewide in a bid to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
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2020-06-29 In Public health measures: Testing policy
The compulsory Covid-19 screening tests at airports for returning Malaysians will be free for those who are either disabled or students, says Senior Minister (Defence) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
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2020-06-28 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
The standard operating procedure (SOP) such as wearing face masks and social distancing will continue to be implemented as long as no vaccine is found for the Covid-19 virus,
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2020-06-27 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Expatriates wishing to leave Malaysia can only do so in cases of emergencies or for medical reasons. the Government will not hinder any foreigner wishing to return to their country of origin if it was a one-way trip home.
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2020-06-26 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
The Johor government will allow an increased number of Muslims into mosques and surau for Friday and congressional prayers from June 26.
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2020-06-23 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Education Ministry releases amended 2020 school academic calendar
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2020-06-23 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
the country had not opened its gates to allow foreigners employed in most sectors to return, particularly those from high-risk countries adding that this includes maids.
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2020-06-22 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Hospital visits still restricted, says Health DG
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2020-06-20 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Only five-member voluntary patrol team allowed in green zones starting June 20
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2020-06-20 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Non-Muslim places of worship in Sarawak allowed to reopen from June 20
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2020-06-20 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Foreigners and expats from "green zone" countries Singapore, Brunei, New Zealand and Australia don’t need to undergo 14-day home quarantine, but they must use the government’s MySejahtera App for monitoring purposes, he said.
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2020-06-19 Out Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Foreigners and expats from "green zone" countries Singapore, Brunei, New Zealand and Australia don’t need to undergo 14-day home quarantine, but they must use the government’s MySejahtera App for monitoring purposes, he said.
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2020-06-19 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Foreigners earning at least 10,000 ringgit ($2,340) a month, as well as those holding professional visit passes and resident talent passes with top management positions, may enter Malaysia without needing immigration’s approval, Defense Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob told a press conference on Friday.
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2020-06-19 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Malaysians may travel overseas by showing proof of their travel purpose to immigration officers at airports, he said.
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2020-06-19 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Those traveling to Malaysia must still undergo Covid-19 tests before departure or upon entering the country
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2020-06-19 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
The country has also agreed on principle to let citizens of Singapore and Brunei to enter Malaysia without needing immigration approval, coronavirus testing or home quarantine. That agreement is subject to the other countries agreeing to extend the same courtesy to Malaysian citizens, with discussions between foreign ministries still ongoing, he said.
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2020-06-19 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Medical tourists can enter by going through Health Ministry, registering with the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council and undergoing Covid-19 test; they must be taken to the hospital immediately and don’t require home quarantine
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2020-06-19 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Malaysia has begun discussions with six "green" countries that it would like to open its borders to post-Covid-19. the six countries were Singapore, Brunei, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea.
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2020-06-19 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Swimming pools to reopen June 25, but for training only, says Ismail Sabri
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2020-06-16 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Administrative MCO In Taman Langat Murni, Taman Langat Utama lifted Tuesday (June 16)
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2020-06-15 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Miri Mayor bans kids under 12 from wet markets and ’tamus’ to prevent second wave
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2020-06-15 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Malaysians no longer need to take Covid-19 swab tests before coming to Sabah, says CM
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2020-06-15 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
NSC approval needed for SOPs before reflexology centres and the like can reopen
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2020-06-15 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
All non-Muslim places of worship can now operate but with one-third of usual capacity, says Ismail Sabri
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2020-06-15 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Foreign envoys and MM2H residents can return
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2020-06-14 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
The country’s borders will remain closed to anyone during the recovery movement control order (MCO) unless travellers have pressing matters to address, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. "There is an exception made for foreign diplomats and those under the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme.
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2020-06-14 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
RM1,000 compound for removing Health Ministry wristbands during quarantine, warns Ismail Sabri
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2020-06-10 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
The Malaysian returnees are also required to download the MySejahtera app as it will be used to monitor them. "It is also compulsory for them to wear a quarantine wristband for identification.
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2020-06-10 Out Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Sabah relaxes quarantine requirements for Malaysians entering the state
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2020-06-10 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Non-Muslim houses of worship in green zones can reopen from June 10 (updated)
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2020-06-10 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Interstate travel is to be allowed effective June 10. The Prime Minister said people would be allowed to cross state borders, except those staying in enhanced movement control order (MCO) localities.
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2020-06-10 Out Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Recovery MCO phase would be imposed from June 10 to Aug 31. Muhyiddin said the recovery MCO would be implemented based on 7 strategies:They comprise fortifying public healthcare, law and enforcement, strengthening border control, fully re-opening the economic sector, inculcating new normal culture, empowering community responsibility, and protecting the high-risk group.
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2020-06-10 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
All govt services to be fully operational during recovery MCO period, says Chief Sec
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2020-06-10 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Home quarantine only from Wednesday (June 10) for M’sians returning from abroad who test negative. "If they tested positive for Covid-19, they will be sent to hospitals for treatment.
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2020-06-09 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Childcare centres in Sarawak to reopen from June 9 with strict SOP
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2020-06-09 Out Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
all Malaysians travelling to Sarawak will have to undergo a Covid-19 test before entering the state
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2020-06-08 Out Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
DBKL releases SOP for open-air markets and bazaars
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2020-06-07 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Apart from allowing hair salons, beauty parlours, night market and bazaar to resume operations, the government allowed visits to museum, indoor busking, recreational fishing, and filming.
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2020-06-07 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
all sports activities that did not involve bodily contacts would be allowed, such as bowling, archery, and cycling.
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2020-06-07 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Govt contact tracing capability now at 80%-90%
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2020-06-07 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
domestic tourism was now allowed
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2020-06-04 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Teachers to be on standby to return to school, says Education Ministry
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2020-06-04 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Barber shops, hair salons to reopen in Sarawak from June 9 but only hair cutting services allowed
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2020-06-03 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
The semi-enhanced movement control order (MCO) in Kuala Langat is 43.3ha with 4.1km of barbed wire fixed around it,
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2020-06-02 Out Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
No quarantine for M’sians arriving in Sabah, but prior screening a must
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2020-06-01 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Restriction on ATM operating hours lifted
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2020-06-01 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Interstate travel for married couples allowed starting Monday (June 1)
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2020-06-01 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
The MySejahtera application will utilise Quick Response (QR) codes beginning June 1 to facilitate self-registration by the public before entering business and food premises.
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2020-06-01 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
The MySejahtera application will utilise Quick Response (QR) codes beginning June 1 to facilitate self-registration by the public before entering business and food premises.
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2020-05-30 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Government seeking proposals, suggestions on Covid-19 Bill
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2020-05-29 Out Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
There is no need to wear face mask when carrying out activities alone such as jogging or driving, says Health director-general. People are only required to wear face mask when they have symptoms or in a public environment with other people.
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2020-05-28 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Malaysia tightens border control to guard against import of COVID-19 cases by illegal immigrants
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2020-05-28 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
DG still warns Malaysians not to be complacent
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2020-05-27 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Malaysians will be allowed to have the usual number of passengers in their cars according to the capacity of their respective vehicles
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2020-05-26 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Patients will be discharged even if they test positive after 14 days, says Health DG
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2020-05-25 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Do not discriminate against migrant workers, Health DG warns
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2020-05-24 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Cops use drones to check if Raya celebrations comply with rules
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2020-05-24 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
The Rukun Tetangga neighbourhood watch is being roped in to help keep Covid-19 at bay in the green zone
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2020-05-22 In Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
Airlines cannot allow passengers who do not have the embassy’s letter of approval to board their flights.
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2020-05-22 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
The government has announced that citizens travelling into Malaysia would have to pay for their mandatory quarantine at selected hotels starting from June 1.
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2020-05-22 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Miri Hospital bars kids from visiting, tightens rules
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2020-05-22 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Embassies to provide online forms for quarantine approval letters
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2020-05-22 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Catholic Church yet to get green light from authorities to reopen
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2020-05-22 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Bistros allowed to reopen in Miri, but no entertainment allowed
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2020-05-22 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
S’wak allows Friday prayers in mosques, but not Hari Raya prayers
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2020-05-21 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Muslims in the state should not visit graves of their loved ones on Hari Raya Aidilfitri as the Covid-19 pandemic is still a threat, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun.
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2020-05-21 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Hospital University Malaysia Sabah launches state’s first telemedicine service
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2020-05-21 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Entrance to non-muslim houses of worship is however limited to a maximum of 30 people on the premises at any one time, while children below 12 and senior citizens above 70 are not allowed to enter, he said.
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2020-05-21 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Council of Churches says its churches to open only when MCO is lifted
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2020-05-21 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
The permission is also only for Malaysians, he said, adding that non-Malaysians are not allowed to enter non-muslim houses of worship
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2020-05-21 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
children below 12 and senior citizens above 70 are not allowed to enter non-muslim houses of worship
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2020-05-21 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
The Health Ministry has urged caution over the upcoming Hari Raya festivities after a new Covid-19 case was detected in Kelantan.
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2020-05-21 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
The barbed wire fences around PJ Old Town Section 2, Section 3 and Section 4 were removed by the Armed Forces at midnight and the areas have been reopened to the public.
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2020-05-21 Out Lockdown: Full lockdown
Enhanced MCO in parts of PJ Old Town lifted, barbed wire fences removed
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2020-05-20 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Ismail Sabri: All arrivals in Malaysia to pay cost of own mandatory quarantine from June 1
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2020-05-20 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Ismail Sabri: Commercial filming allowed during Conditional MCO with stringent SOP
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2020-05-19 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Inter-district travel allowed, social media reports otherwise are fake, says Ismail Sabri
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2020-05-19 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Covid-19 Testing Fund allows more Malaysians to undergo checks
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2020-05-18 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Sabah halts flights of university students due to congestion risk at quarantine centres
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2020-05-16 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Stern action awaits those who try to ’balik kampung’ for Raya, says Ismail Sabri. The Senior Minister said police had been using a "soft approach" by advising and giving warnings but will now issue compound notices to offenders.
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2020-05-16 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
_x000D_ Personal protective equipment used by healthcare workers are disposed in accordance to a comprehensive clinical waste management system.
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2020-05-15 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Practise ’self-imposed curfew’ during Raya, says Health DG
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2020-05-15 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Kuching now yellow zone with under 40 cases detected over two weeks
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2020-05-15 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Private hospital investigated for increasing price of masks
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2020-05-14 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
Health Ministry sticking to ’tried and tested’ approach for Covid-19 screening
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2020-05-13 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Health DG: Reduction of Covid-19 infectivity rate due to success of MCO
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2020-05-13 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
FAQs on hotel operations during the conditional MCO was available for download at the ministry’s website.
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2020-05-12 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Police drones monitor SOP compliance in public areas
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2020-05-11 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Parents are advised not to bring their children to public places and shopping malls for their own safety and health.
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2020-05-10 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
the government would extend the appeal period for Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) to May 31 for those whose applications failed the first time.
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2020-05-10 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Conditional MCO extended for another four weeks to June 9. "This means all rules and standard operating procedures (SOP) during the conditional MCO will continue to be enforced until June 9.
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2020-05-07 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
From 7 May, inter-state travel will resume according to the schedule announced by the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM). Travellers can proceed as per the below schedule once application has been submitted: 7 May: From Kuala Lumpur; 8 May: From Perak, Johor and Kelantan; 9 May: From Pelis, Kedah, Pulau Pinang, Melaka and Pahang; 10 May: From Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Terengganu.
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2020-05-06 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
APEC economies agree to keep markets open and trade flowing
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2020-05-05 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Bank Negara slashes interest rates by 50bp to lowest since 2010
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2020-05-05 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
No action against foreigners who overstayed from Jan 1 until 14 days after end of MCO
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2020-05-05 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Sarawak will implement the conditional movement control order (MCO) in stages after studying and refining the Federal Government’s standard operating procedures (SOPs) for businesses to resume operations. the state Disaster Management Committee was still in the first stage of refining the SOPs to suit the local condition.
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2020-05-04 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
Enhanced MCO extended to May 12 in parts of Pusat Bandar Utara
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2020-05-04 Out Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Conditional MCO adoption differs in each state. Seven of the 13 states have decided to retain some restrictions. These states include: Penang: CMCO not implemented at least until 9 May; the present MCO remains in effect. Kedah: CMCO is delayed until the decision is made by the State Security Working Committee Meeting on 5 May. Negeri Sembilan: Adjusted CMCO; limited business will operate from 4 May. Selangor: Adjusted CMCO; limited businesses will operate from 4 May. Sabah: CMCO not adopted at least until 12 May; the present MCO maintains. Sarawak states: CMCO delayed until investigation is conducted by the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC). Pahang: CMCO is not adopted until further notice; the present MCO maintains.
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2020-05-04 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Conditional MCO: Those entering country via Johor must still be quarantined, says MB
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2020-05-04 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
From 4 May, foreign spouses of Malaysian citizens with long-term social passes and dependent social passes are allowed entry.
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2020-05-04 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
disinfection operations would be continued in trains, buses and ferries managed by Prasarana including (train) stations, bus hubs and ferry terminals. He added that the body temperature of the staff on duty, particularly bus captains, auxiliary police personnel and station workers would also be checked before they were allowed to commence work
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2020-05-04 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Conditional MCO: LRT, MRT, bus services to resume normal operating hours from May 4. trains and buses would have special signs to help with the social distancing practice, and added that to facilitate social distancing measures, the rail services would ferry 50% of their full passenger capacity while for buses, it will be at 30%.
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2020-05-04 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
The Immigration Department will re-open its offices in stages following the government’s decision to put in place a conditional movement control order (MCO). In a statement on Saturday (May 2), the Immigration Department corporate communications unit said that its safety and passport division would resume operations on Monday (May 4). It said its visa, passes and permits division; expatriate services division; and its foreign workers division would open next Wednesday (May 6) while its operations, investigation and prosecution division would re-open on May 13.
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2020-05-04 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
DBKL resuming most services from May 4
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2020-05-04 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
MCO rules may be relaxed from May 4, but SOPs still apply, says Ismail Sabri
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2020-05-03 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
Health Ministry to test staff, residents of senior citizen care centres
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2020-05-03 Out Lockdown: Full lockdown
enhanced MCO at Menara City One, Malayan Mansion, Selangor Mansion and the Masjid India area ended on Sunday (May 3). Similarly, Ismail said that the enhanced MCO at Tahfiz An-Nabawiyyah and a house in Batu 23, Kampung Sungai Lui, Hulu Langat also ended on Sunday.
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2020-04-30 Out Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Sabah lets oil and gas sector resume operations
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2020-04-30 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Sabah allows more businesses to operate under MCO
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2020-04-29 Out Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Ports allowed to resume import-export activities from April 29
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2020-04-29 Out Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Economic sectors allowed to operate at half capacity during phases one to three of the movement control order (MCO) are allowed to carry on business at full capacity from Wednesday (April 29).
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2020-04-29 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
The minister said individuals who wished to move from one place to another within an infected local area or from one infected local area to another infected local area could only do so after obtaining written permission from the nearest police station.
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2020-04-29 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
any Malaysian, permanent resident or expatriate returning from abroad would also be required to undergo a health examination upon arrival before proceeding to immigration clearance at any point of entry.
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2020-04-29 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
People buying food, essentials can now be accompanied by one family member under new MCO rules. The conditions for movement in seeking healthcare or medical services also allows the person to be accompanied by any other person deemed to be reasonably necessary.
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2020-04-28 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Hospitality sector urged to retrain, upskill their workforce. "The state government is also working towards this direction with the relevant federal agencies."We will have an outreach programme with the industry players."
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2020-04-28 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Sabah allows electrical, fertiliser shops to operate three days a week
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2020-04-27 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
From 27 April, Malaysians in Singapore require approval from the High Commission of Malaysia before they can return to Malaysia through the Johor Bahru immigration checkpoint.
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2020-04-27 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
MCO banning all foreigners from entering the country extended to May 12
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2020-04-26 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Veterinary clinics will now be allowed to operate but pet owners must call ahead and fix an appointment beforehand, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
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2020-04-26 In Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
Only 400 M’sians allowed in from S’pore per day, apply for permit first, says Ismail Sabri. The Senior Minister (security cluster) said they would also be quarantined at designated centres for two weeks on arrival. "Those wishing to return to Malaysia must apply for entry permit from the Malaysian High Commission in Singapore.
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2020-04-26 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Over 300,000 people registered so far with Gerak Malaysia app. Of the total registered, 100,000 had submitted applications for interstate travel as they have been stuck at their hometowns since the movement control order (MCO) began.
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2020-04-25 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
Selayang Baru in Gombak under enhanced MCO from Saturday (April 25) until May 3. The areas affected include Zone A (Jalan Indah 3 and Jalan Indah 5A Selangor Indah), Zone B (Jalan Indah 21, Lembah Indah, Selayang Baru), Zone C (Jalan Besar Selayang Baru, Jalan 1 and Jalan Indah 21, Selayang Baru), Zone D (Jalan 3,5, 7 and 9, Selayang Baru), Zone E (Jalan 2,4, 6 and 8, Selayang Baru), and Zone F (Blok A, B dan C, Selayang Makmur).
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2020-04-23 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Muhyiddin: MCO to be extended another two weeks to May 12. It is the third time that the government has decided to extend the MCO.
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2020-04-23 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
IRB resumes operations on April 23, but only for some services
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2020-04-22 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Health DG: All cough, flu-like symptoms must be viewed as possible Covid-19 cases. Health workers at clinics and hospitals must treat all severe acute respiratory illnesses (SARI) and influenza-like illnesses (ILI) cases, even a runny nose, as if they were dealing with Covid-19 patients, says Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
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2020-04-22 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Malaysia’s targeted approach when it comes to mass testing for Covid-19 has shown good outcomes, says the Health Ministry. Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the ministry had adopted this approach since day one of the Covid-19 outbreak and would likely stick with it.
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2020-04-21 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Over 80 tonnes of fake sanitiser seized
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2020-04-20 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Johor postpones all examinations under state Islamic dept to later date
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2020-04-20 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
More locations placed under enhanced MCO, including areas near KL Wholesale Market
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2020-04-19 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Johor govt: Malaysian returnees to undergo strict screening amid spike in Covid-19 cases in Singapore. "If they show symptoms during the screening, they will be referred to the hospital for further action.
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2020-04-18 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Ismail Sabri: ATMs to only operate from 8am to 8pm, new SOPs for delivery during Ramadan
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2020-04-18 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Malaysians only allowed to fly during MCO for emergency reasons, says Ismail Sabri. He added that although Firefly and Malaysia Airlines (MAS) are still operating domestic flights, the policy on interstate travel by air, land and sea is the same. This stipulates that those wishing to travel interstate must seek the approval of the district police chief during the movement control order (MCO).
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2020-04-18 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Medical professionals from China arrive in M’sia to share expertise in fighting Covid-19
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2020-04-16 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Securities Commission (SC) introduces further relief for public-listed companies in its commitment to ensure continued access to fundraising.
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2020-04-15 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
The enhanced MCO has been extended to April 28 for Kampung Datuk Ibrahim Majid and Bandar Baharu Datuk Ibrahim Majid in Simpang Renggam; Menara City One in Jalan Mushi Abdullah as well as Selangor Mansion and Malayan Mansion in Jalan Masjid India, Maahad Tahfiz An-Nabawiyyah and a house in Batu 23, Kampung Payar Lebar - both in Sungai Lui which would have to undergo enhanced MCO until April 28.
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2020-04-15 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Govt issues PPE guidelines
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2020-04-15 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Medical, dentistry, pharma officers’ govt contracts extended by six more months
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2020-04-15 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
List of essential services expanded to 15 for third phase of MCO
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2020-04-15 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
PT3 and UPSR cancelled, SPM postponed (updated)
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2020-04-15 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
Passengers on resumed peninsula-East M’sia flights subject to screening
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2020-04-15 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Health DG: Covid-19 patients must test negative twice before being discharged
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2020-04-15 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Workers of additional economic sectors must undergo Covid-19 screening, says Azmin (updated)
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2020-04-15 Out Lockdown: Full lockdown
Enhanced MCO for Kg Sungai Lui lifted except for tahfiz school and a house
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2020-04-15 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
MCO enters its third phase today (April 15)
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2020-04-15 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Movement control order (MCO) violators will now be arrested instead of being issued a compound notice, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob
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2020-04-15 Out Lockdown: Full lockdown
Enhanced MCO lifted in Sungai Lui
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2020-04-15 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Govt to impose price controls on essentials from April 15 until MCO ends
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2020-04-14 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
Masjid India area placed under enhanced MCO
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2020-04-14 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
AGC: Laws for MCO Phase 2 gazetted
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2020-04-14 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Passengers on resumed peninsula-East M’sia flights subject to screening
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2020-04-13 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Govt rescinds decision to allow hair, beauty salons to operate
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2020-04-12 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Final shipment of ICU beds arrive in Malaysia, all 100 now in local hospitals
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2020-04-10 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Sabah oil palm estates, mills in six districts given conditional green light to operate
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2020-04-10 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Companies Commission raises debt threshold of companies
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2020-04-10 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Four roads heading into Teluk Intan town will be closed off during the movement control order (MCO)
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2020-04-10 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Govt allows more businesses, like hair salon, optometry, to open during MCO
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2020-04-10 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
MCO extended until April 28, PM announces (updated)
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2020-04-10 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
S’wak announces second stimulus package worth RM1.1bil
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2020-04-10 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Surveillance at country’s borders to be beefed up, says PM
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2020-04-08 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Pahang rolls out additional MCO aid worth over RM2.1mil
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2020-04-07 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
Govts of foreign nationals affected by enhanced MCO in apartment complexes to be notified
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2020-04-06 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Muhyiddin unveils RM10bil stimulus package for SMEs (updated)
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2020-04-06 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Landlords who reduce rents eligible for tax deductions under stimulus package programme for SMEs
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2020-04-06 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
The Malaysian government has introduced a pilot programme, a mobile app, to help monitor the spread of Covid-19 by collecting data from citizens through health self-assessments.
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2020-04-06 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
For now, Malaysians in Singapore not allowed to return, says Ismail Sabri
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2020-04-06 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
The government has made a U-turn and revoked its decision to allow Heineken Malaysia Bhd and Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Bhd to continue their operations during the movement control order (MCO) period.
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2020-04-06 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The first shipment of 28 ICU beds, specially ordered from China, has arrived in Malaysia and since been distributed to government hospitals
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2020-04-05 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Sabah to give one-off RM300 aid to agriculture, food industry workers
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2020-04-05 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
International flights to and from Penang International Airport (PIA) have halted from 5 April.
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2020-04-03 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
From April 3, passengers with connections to Sabah and Sarawak (both East Malaysia) are allowed to undergo quarantine upon arrival in their respective states. These travellers are not allowed to leave the airport building and must have a transit time of less than 24 hours.
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2020-04-03 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
From 3 April, there is a 14-day mandatory quarantine for passengers, including Malaysians, foreigners holding long-term pass, diplomats and other diplomatic and consular staff, arriving into the country.
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2020-04-03 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
From April 3 upon arrival, travellers will undergo screening by the Malaysian health authorities before being sent to designated government quarantine centres around Negeri Sembilan and Selangor.
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2020-04-03 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
From April 3 Travellers with onward domestic connections must undergo the mandatory 14-day quarantine before being allowed to proceed to their domestic destinations.
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2020-04-03 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
All Malaysians (inc non-citizens) who return to the country from April 3 will be immediately quarantined for 14 days. This applies those entering the country through all entry points. People will immediately sent to government quarantine centres as soon as they arrive..
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2020-04-02 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Disinfection exercises have been standardised by the Health Ministry, says Ismail Sabri
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2020-04-01 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
The Human Resources Ministry has listed some ’dos and donts’ for employers and employees following the extension of the movement control order (MCO) between April 1 to 14.
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2020-04-01 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Ismail Sabri: Eateries, supermarkets, petrol stations and food delivery services to only operate from 8am to 8pm from April 1
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2020-04-01 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
second phase of the MCO in effect 1-14 April
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2020-03-31 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
KL condo put under enhanced movement control order Mar 31- Apr 13. The enhanced MCO will affect 3,200 residents in the 502 condominium units and business premises in the tower.
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2020-03-29 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
Seven Hulu Langat villages under enhanced MCO as 71 tahfiz residents test positive. "The eMCO will involve 3,918 residents comprising 700 houses. This includes seven villages – two orang asli villages and five Malay villages. "This order is in effect from midnight today until April 13," he said in a statement on Sunday (March 29).
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2020-03-29 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Annual Ramadan bazaars have been cancelled in Selangor, Negri Sembilan, Melaka and Terengganu have cancelled in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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2020-03-28 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Temperature screening at KL roadblocks, those with fever may be detained by army and police manning roadblocks for further testing.
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2020-03-27 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
Enhanced MCO: Residents of two areas will not be able to leave their homes for 2weeks when the govt implements an enhanced movement control (MCO) order from 12.01am Friday (March 27). The enhanced order involves 3,570 locals from 650 families and will take effect from March 27 to April 9.
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2020-03-27 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
"This will enable the tracking operation of cases from house to house for 14 days, " in Kluang. A medical base would be opened there while all roads to the areas would be closed.
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2020-03-27 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Recovered Covid-19 patients risk getting re-infected if they defy ministry’s advice
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2020-03-27 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Muhyiddin unveils RM250bil economic stimulus package known as package prihatin or caring package that will benefit all Malaysians.
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2020-03-27 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Govt announced as part of the caring package, free Internet from April onwards until the end of MCO
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2020-03-27 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Exemption of rental payment for PPR and public housing for six months.
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2020-03-27 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Govt will pay the salaries borne by contractors involved in the service sector, such as cleaning services and supply of cooked food in government agencies.
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2020-03-27 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Federal government premises such as school canteens, nurseries, cafeteria and convenience stores exempted from rent for six months.
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2020-03-27 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Insurance and takaful companies will set a RM8mil fund to bear Covid-190 screening test costs of up to RM300 each for policyholders
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2020-03-26 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
The Transport Ministry has created a special website to provide the latest information on the agencies that come under its jurisdiction.
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2020-03-25 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The US has lifted a ban on a Malaysian medical glove maker it had accused of using forced labour, a government statement showed, amid a surge in demand for personal protective equipment to fight the coronavirus crisis.
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2020-03-25 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
On Wednesday (March 25), Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced that the MCO would be extended by two weeks until April 14 . The first phase of the 14-day MCO is in force from March 18 to 31.
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2020-03-25 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
A jobless man was sentenced to 9 months’ jail for slapping a guard at a supermarket which was closed during the movement control order (MCO) period on March 25.
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2020-03-24 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Authorities also conducted 10-minute snapchecks at an additional 122 locations involving some 664 personnel. "Unfortunately, there are still people who are really stubborn. We had to take them back to the police stations to record their statements and then release them on bail.
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2020-03-24 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
A total of 1,566 vehicles were ordered to turn back at roadblocks set up at entry points into Pahang to enforce the movement control order (MCO) on Tuesday. Pahang police chief said police and the army had set up 24-hour roadblocks at 94 locations in all 11 Pahang districts. "It involved 803 police and army personnel. Up to 6,582 vehicles were inspected and 1,566 told to turn back.
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2020-03-24 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee has opened a new respiratory clinic to treat non-Covid-19 cases and ease congestion in government hospitals. He said it was different from the Covid-19 screening facility at the Youth and Sports Complex. "We want to separate the cases and prevent the virus from spreading,"
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2020-03-24 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
All markets, supermarkets, coffee shops and restaurants in Sarawak can only open from 7am to 7pm starting Tuesday (March 24), says the state disaster management committee. Supermarkets, hypermarkets, markets, pharmacies and private clinics were now required to practise social distancing in their premises. "The police will check the implementation randomly,"
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2020-03-24 In Public health measures: General recommendations
business owners are advised to do temperature checks on their customers and provide hand sanitisers.
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2020-03-24 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Sarawakians must remain indoors from 7pm to 7am until March 31 (updated)
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2020-03-23 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The public can now donate to the Health Ministry in the battle against Covid-19, which has caused disruptions worldwide. The Ministry has appealed to the public to donate to the fund, which will be used for the purchase of medical equipment, medicines, reagents, disposable items, and other medical necessities. Donations can be channelled to the Ministry’s specially created medical contribution account at 2-66016-0002347-5 (RHB).
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2020-03-23 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The Prime Minister has announced Malaysians below the age of 55 will be allowed to withdraw RM500 per month from their Employees Provident Fund (EPF) saving for 12 months to ease their financial burdens caused by Covid-19.
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2020-03-23 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Malaysia PM announced RM630mil more in allocations to help combat the disease – RM500mil to the Health Ministry and RM130mil to state governments.
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2020-03-22 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Bank Negara Malaysia to help affected businesses and individuals, United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd (UOB Malaysia) are providing relief measures such as flexible repayments to its customers in Malaysia affected by the outbreak of Covid-19.
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2020-03-22 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
District police have reminded the public that only they, the Malaysian Volunteer Corps (Rela) and the Armed Forces are allowed to enforce the movement control order (MCO). OCPD Asst Comm Arifai Tarawe said this on Sunday (March 22) in response to a video online that purported to show voluntary patrols enforcing the order.
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2020-03-22 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Police and the Armed Forces will help patrol supermarkets and markets to ensure the public adheres to the social distancing rules during the movement control order (MCO) period
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2020-03-21 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Three tabligh members, including one suspected of having attended the recent rally at the Seri Petaling Mosque, were arrested while trying to flee from a roadblock on Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah near here on Friday (March 20). Shortly after they were detained at about 6.30pm, police escorted the trio, aged between 27 and 56 years, to the Bayan Baru Health Clinic to undergo COVID-19 screening.
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2020-03-18 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
A total of 8,600 police personnel have been deployed nationwide to ensure that people abide by the MCO. The personnel on duty were assigned to perform checks and set up roadblocks while reminding the people to adhere to the rules and regulations stipulated in the MCO, which was introduced following the Covid-19 outbreak.
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2020-03-18 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
The restrictions under the ‘Movement Control Order’, which is in effect till at least 31 March, ban all foreigners from entering the country.
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2020-03-18 In Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
For foreign long-term pass holders, only those working in the country’s essential services sector will be allowed entry - they must obtain a letter of confirmation from their employers and liaise with the Malaysian Immigration Department.
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2020-03-18 In Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
Malaysian citizens and permanent residents holding work permits from third countries who wish to return to their place of work will be allowed to do so but will not be able to re-enter before 31 March. Supporting documents need to be provided at the point of departure.
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2020-03-18 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Malaysians and foreign travellers (who are currently in Malaysia) are not allowed to fly from Peninsula Malaysia to East Malaysia and vice versa.
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2020-03-18 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Holders of Expatriate Pass, Student Pass, Dependent Pass, Temporary Work Pass and MM2H Pass are not allowed to enter Malaysia during the MCO period.
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2020-03-18 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Beginning Wednesday, the border between Malaysia and Singapore has been locked down, except for lorries and people with special permission.
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2020-03-18 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
From 18 - 31 March 2020, Sarawakians entering the state are subject to the 14-day Stay Home Notice, issued by the State Department of Health and they are not allowed to travel out of Sarawak throughout the 14-day MCO period.
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2020-03-18 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Non-Sarawakian from Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah or foreign citizens are not allowed to enter Sarawak from 18 - 31 March 2020, unless they are employed in the essential services sector - they can enter but are subject to the 14 days self isolation rule
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2020-03-18 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Sabahan IC holders (with "H" or 12, 47, 48, 49" birth place indicator) are not allowed to fly to Peninsular Malaysia, unless their presence is strictly required for an essential service.Immigration Sabah will verify the importance of the Sabahan to be in Peninsular Malaysia for work.
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2020-03-18 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Movement Control Order (MCO) in place from March 18-31 in place under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 and the Police Act 1967. Government and private offices apart from those providing essential services are closed. All shops other than businesses dealing with daily essentials – such as food and pharmaceutical stores are closed. The Chief Minister of Sarawak has announced that people will only be allowed to leave their homes in order to buy daily necessities, essential goods and services.
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2020-03-18 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
From 18 -31 March 2020, all Sabahans including their spouses and children who hold long-term social visit passes can return to the State, subject to a recommended 14-day self-quarantine.
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2020-03-18 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
Malaysian citizens and long-term pass holders returning to Malaysia will be subject to a health inspection and 14-day quarantine.
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2020-03-18 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
The issuance of special permits allowing interstate travel has been momentarily suspended.
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2020-03-18 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Under MCO, all Kindergartens, schools and universities are closed.
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2020-03-17 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Workers who are issued a quarantine order for Covid-19 cannot be forced to take their annual leave, says the Human Resources Ministry. "Workers who were given a quarantine or observation or home surveillance order cannot be forced to use their annual leave for the quarantine period, as the annual leave is part of the workers’ rights. "Employers can order any of their workers who are unwell to not attend work and to grant them paid leave. "Employers also cannot bar their workers from coming to the workplace without a quarantine order issued by any registered medical practitioner, " the Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday (March 17). Employers who do not provide paid sick leave for their workers for the quarantine would be committing an offence under Section 60F of the Employment Act, it added.
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2020-03-17 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Army to assist cops in enforcing MCO from Sunday (March 22)
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2020-03-17 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Malaysians working in neighbouring countries of Singapore and Thailand will not be allowed to commute to work beginning Wednesday (March 18)
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2020-03-16 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
All religious activities in mosques and surau will be suspended in line with the Special Muzakarah Council’s decision on Sunday (March 15). He said that this includes Friday prayers.
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2020-03-16 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Malaysians who have returned from overseas have to go for a health check-up and undergo self-quarantine for 14 days,
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2020-03-15 In Movement restrictions: Border checks 
Those travelling into Singapore from Malaysia via sea or land will be exempted from the new border restrictions on Asean countries, due to the close proximity and high inter-dependency between the two neighbours. 300,000 people move across the land crossings at the Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints alone on a daily basis.
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2020-03-13 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
People travelling from a number of countries either complete ban or 14 days quarantine (if permanent residents of Malaysia)
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2020-03-13 In Public health measures: General recommendations
All 14,500 Malaysian attendees of the ’tabligh’ (religious) gathering at Seri Petaling Mosque held from Feb 27 to March 1 have been advised to come forward for testing after confirmed covid-19 cases
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2020-03-12 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Denmark joins China, South Korea, Japan, Iran and Italy on Malaysia’s Covid-19 entry ban list.
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2020-03-12 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
any public gathering involving more than 500 people should be postponed
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2020-03-11 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
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2020-03-11 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
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2020-03-08 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
No cruse ships allowed in ports.
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2020-03-08 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Malaysia bans cruise ships indefinitely
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2020-02-20 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
On Feb 20, former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced a RM20bil stimulus package in light of the economic impact of Covid-19 coronavirus.
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