Malaysia To Go Under 14-Day Total Lockdown From 1 June to 14 June

Only essential services allowed to operate during this period.

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A total lockdown, lasting 14 days from 1 June to 14 June, has been announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today, 28 May

According to the Prime Minister, the worrying COVID-19 situation warrants these measures.

"The decision takes into account the latest COVID-19 situation in Malaysia, with daily cases exceeding 8,000 and over 70,000 active cases," he said in a statement.

All sectors, except essential and economic sectors as deemed by the National Security Council (MKN), not allowed to operate

During these two weeks, all social and economic activities are prohibited.

Only essential economic and service sectors may operate. MKN will list these later.

The 'total lockdown' has multiple phases

If the two-week-long Phase 1 succeeds, then the country will go into Phase 2, which will be four weeks long. If Phase 2 succeeds, the government will then announce Phase 3 which will be like the current MCO.

In the meantime, the Ministry of Finance is working on an assistance package for the rakyat and affected sectors.

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