In yet another heartbreaking address from the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has announced that the movement control order (MCO) will be extended by two weeks, scheduled to end on the 12th of May.
The MCO was first enforced on March 18, two days following the announcement by the Prime Minister in the midst of the one-week school holidays as Covid-19 cases started to spike. It was then extended twice; first to April 14, and then to April 28.
The Prime Minister also said that because there are fewer new cases daily, the government is going to give a little leeway to two groups of people.Students in university campuses will be allowed to go home after 5 weeks of staying indoors in their respective hostels. This will affect 100,000 students.
In addition to that, people who have been stuck outside their homes since the MCO came into effect will able to apply for permission to return home. They will need to apply for permission for the movement via a mobile app that will be announced by the government soon.
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