Malaysians could see a possible extension of the movement control order (MCO) period, according to a report from The Star.
The number of infected cases within the country have still been rising, with the number hovering around 100 – 200 new reported cases daily.
Although a possible extension, a government source said that discussions to open up more economic activities to allow industries to operate are currently ongoing.
News company Bernama reported yesterday that the government could be announcing the status of the MCO to the nation “within the next 72 hours”, which is tomorrow.
“The Cabinet meeting held yesterday discussed the possibility of an MCO extension beyond April 14, especially the opening up of more economic activities albeit in a controlled environment.”
“Ministers were told to prepare for all possibilities pertaining to their portfolios accordingly as it was agreed that economic activities could not be kept stagnant too long.”
“In the first and second phases, the essential industries and a selected list of non-essential industries were allowed to operate to ensure there is supply of products and services for the masses cooped up at home.”
“Ministries were told to prepare the standard operating procedures on operations during the MCO for the industries which come under their ministries.”
“As for schools, it is likely to be more online classes for now, extended or otherwise”Statements from a government source.