Malaysia has called for an international lockdown and a domestic restricted movement order from 18th to 31st March 2020. This is to flatten the curve by slowing down the spread of the virus through social distancing.
First, the general prohibition of mass movements and gatherings across the country including religious, sports, social and cultural activities. To enforce this prohibition, all houses of worship and business premises should be closed, except for supermarkets, public markets, grocery stores and convenience stores selling everyday necessities. Specifically for Muslims, the adjournment of all religious activities in mosques and mosques including Friday prayers is in line with the decision of the Special Mental Health Committee meeting on March 15, 2020.
Secondly, the sanctions cover all Malaysians traveling abroad. For those who have just returned from overseas, they are required to undergo a health check and to do a quarantine (or self quarantine) for 14 days;
Third, restrictions on the entry of all tourists and foreign visitors into the country;
Fourth, closure of all kindergartens, government and private schools including daily schools, boarding schools, international schools, tahfiz centers and other primary, secondary and pre-university institutions;
Fifth, the closure of all public and private higher education institutions (IPTs) and skills training institutes nationwide; and
Sixth, the closure of all government and private premises except those involved in essential services (water, electricity, energy, telecommunications, postal, transportation, irrigation, oil, gas, fuel, lubricants, broadcasting, finance, banking, health, pharmacy, fire, prison, port, airport, safety, defense, cleaning, retail and food supply.
Stay calm, stay safe and stay home, our friends ❤️🌹❤️🌹
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The health ministry’s Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre has hotlines at 03-8881 0200, 03-8881 0600 and 03-8881 0700. The email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember to wash your hands 👐