PM: 14-Day Restriction Of Movement Order May Be Extended If COVID-19 Continues To Spread

This isn't a time for you to return to your hometown or attend kenduri.

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The government may be forced to extend the 14-day restriction of movement order if containing the spread of COVID-19 in Malaysia fails

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced this in a live address last night, 18 March, where he also reminded the public to stay home to protect yourself and your family.

"If in this period we are not completely successful, the government might be forced to extend the control order."

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin made the announcement last night, 18 March.

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That is why it is important that all of us isolate ourselves and our families from exposure to the COVID-19 virus by staying at home.
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin

The government is hoping that this incubation period will help them identify those who have symptoms to get treated and eventually put an end to the virus in Malaysia

The prime minister also urged the public to not travel during this time, as it will only make matters worse.

"Its intention is not to allow you to return to your hometown, to attend kenduri, go shopping at the supermarket, or go for a walk in the park or go on vacation at a holiday destination," he said, according to Malay Mail.

"I plead to you, please, stay put where you are. I plead, just for this two weeks... stay at home quietly."

If you still need to purchase essential items, you can do so.

However, he reminded everyone to practise good hygiene in order to contain the virus.

"As a prime minister, I have a huge responsibility to handle the crisis. But I can't possibly do it alone. I need all of your help. God willing, we can overcome this crisis together," he added, as reported by theSundaily.

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