YAB Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin Bin Haji Mohd Yassin, Prime minister of Malaysia
Prime minister of Malaysia, YAB Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin Bin Haji Mohd Yassin has announced the extension of the Movement Control Order (MCO) from 14th April 2020 to 28th April 2020 (2 Weeks) with hopes to restrain and stabilize this epidemic. Muhyiddin expresses his gratitude towards the hardworking front-liners and the citizens of Malaysia for working together to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.
The MCO has brought significant results in Malaysia, accumulating only 7% of COVID-19 positive cases which is lower than the benchmark set by the World Health Organization (WHO) at 10%. The death rates in Malaysia are also considerably low at 1.6%, comparing to the global death rate of 5.8%. YAB Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin said the extension of the MCO is in line with the WHO's perspective to not terminate control of movement too early, as it may cause a massive increase in infections of the COVID-19.
Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin announced that schools would continue to be postponed until the pandemic stabilizes; together with the Ministry of Education, the Government will implement a new initiative of home-based learning throughout the MCO and until the school reopens.
With the tragic condition of the Malaysian economy at the moment, the Government has agreed to re-open several selected business sectors in stages during the MCO, while taking precautions towards healthcare and strict movement control of the workers.
“Let me remind you that the war on COVID-19 is not yet over. The fight is still on. We are doing well so far, so just uplift your spirit and continue to fight. If we persevere, insyaAllah we will win.” Said YAB Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin.