Four states will switch to the status of Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) starting from 5th March lasting 14 days.

This change was announced by Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today, as red-zone states of Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor in February saw a 14-day extension of their MCO to 4th March. The second iteration of the MCO, dubbed as MCO 2.0, first came into effect on 13th January and was scheduled to last for 14 days but continued to be extended due to the constant high number of daily Covid-19 cases.

The four states join Kedah, Kelantan, Perak, Negeri Sembilan and Sarawak that still remain under the status of CMCO and is targeted to end on 18th March

Interstate travel is still forbidden and the senior Minister also announced that inter-district travel within a state will be allowed, with the exception of Sabah from 5th March. The restriction on passenger limit in a vehicle and 10 km travel limits were lifted on 19th February.

The remaining five states and territories that are Putrajaya, Labuan, Terengganu, Pahang and Sabah join Perlis to be categorised as states with the Recovery MCO (RMCO) status. The RMCO period also begins from 5th March and ends 14 days later on the 18th March.

As always, all of us must do our part to help get the pandemic under control as soon as possible. Please do stay home, stay safe, and only head out when absolutely necessary. Hanging out with friends can still wait.


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