PM Extends MCO Until 28 April After Receiving Advice From Experts

The announcement was made by the Prime Minister in a special address today, 10 April.

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Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin just announced that the Movement Control Order (MCO) will be extended until 28 April

He broke the news during a live address at 4pm today, 10 April.

The Prime Minister said, "Based on the current situation, the MCO has helped our medical officials contain the spread of COVID-19 to a stable stage."

"Based on the advice from the Ministry of Health (MOH) and other health experts, the government has decided to extend the MCO for another two weeks from 15 April to 28 April 2020."

He also noted that 220 people have recovered from COVID-19 within the past 24 hours

Meanwhile, there are 118 new positive cases reported today.

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin explained that the percentage of people infected with COVID-19 in Malaysia is at 7%. This number is lower than the 10% benchmark set by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Besides that, the nation's death toll is currently at 1.6% while the worldwide rate is 5.8%.

The PM emphasised that this situation might prolong for several months

"It could take several months before we can be sure that we have fully overcome the pandemic," he said.

"And even so, our lives will not go back to normal. As long as the virus still exists, we have to practise social distancing. We have to take care of our hygiene. We must avoid any gatherings. Stay away from crowded areas."

"Although it's hard for us to imagine, this is the reality that we're facing."

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