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KUALA LUMPUR: The movement control order (MCO), imposed to curb the spread of Covid-19, will be extended until April 14, said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in a special address today.

Malaysia is currently under a 14-day MCO which came into force on March 18 as a preventive measure to contain the spread of Covid-19 infection.

He said the move was crucial in containing the virus.

“The strategy will only succeed if the masses are not exposed to the virus through daily contacts.

“Just be mentally and physically prepared to stay at home for a reasonably longer period of time,” said Muhyiddin in a live telecast today.

The MCO among others covers general prohibition of mass movements and gatherings nationwide, travel ban on Malaysians as well as restrictions on tourists entering the country.

During the period, all government and private premises (except essential services), as well as kindergartens, schools, universities are closed.

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Police officers manning a roadblock in Kuala Lumpur this morning amid the Movement Control Order. - NSTP/HAIRUL ANUAR RAHIM
Police officers manning a roadblock in Kuala Lumpur this morning amid the Movement Control Order. - NSTP/HAIRUL ANUAR RAHIM
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