Malaysia could enter a full lockdown for the second time as early as tomorrow, according to sources familiar with the matter.
The number of COVID-19 cases across the country have risen rapidly over the past few weeks, eclipsing numbers as high as 3000 people per day.
Earlier last week, the Ministry of Health reported that hospitals and low-risk treatment centres across the country are running at full capacity, and will overflow if the number of infections continues to rise rapidly.
Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Muhyiddin Yassin, is expected to give a speech addressing the nation later today (11th January) on measures the government plans to take to effectively curb the spread.
Sources familiar with the matter believe that Malaysia could enter another full lockdown, with movement restrictions and curfews similar to the first movement control order (MCO) that was announced in March.