Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that the government has no intention to extend the current Movement Control Order (MCO) beyond 4 February
During the press conference announcing COVID-19 updates in the country yesterday, 25 January, he said, "We have implemented the MCO on 13 January and we decided to extend the MCO until 4 February."
"We do not want to extend the MCO because this will affect our economy. So, we must balance our economy and health."
He also noted that the government plans to implement the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) after this MCO period
Dr Noor Hisham said that the government will enforce CMCO for three months from February until May in their effort to continue curbing the number of new daily infections.
"We expect the number of daily new infections to drop to double-digit cases in May," he added.
In contrast to the current MCO, the CMCO should see fewer restrictions as more sectors of the economy will be allowed to operate while the 10km travel limit will not apply.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health (MOH) recorded 3,048 new cases yesterday, the lowest number in 10 days
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