Govt might review MCO in states where COVID-19 cases have spiked

Malaysian Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. Photo courtesy of PM Office.

PUTRAJAYA, May 1 – The government might review the Movement Control Order in areas where COVID-19 cases have spiked, said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

The review is necessary to ensure that all the SOPs and measures taken to curb the virus are working, considering the surge in the number of cases everywhere in the world, the prime minister said in a statement issued via his Facebook page.

The government has already used the early warning system,  the Hotspots Identification for Dynamic Engagement (HIDE) to identify areas or premises that are at risk of contributing to the spike in COVID-19 cases. He said these premises will be ordered to close if a large number of people who had tested positive for COVID-19 had visited these places.

This will be in line with the government’s plan to curb and contain the spread of the virus via targeted measures.

Through this system, daily monitoring will be carried out in risky places with high public traffic.

The prime minister also reminded people to follow strictly all the SOPs to control the spread of the virus.