KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 26): The Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) enforced in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Putrajaya has now been extended for another two weeks until Nov 9.
The decision was made today under the recommendation of the Ministry of Health (MoH), based on the fact that there are still high-risk locations in the three areas, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
"So far, the risk assessment conducted by MoH has found that there are still high risk locations for the transmission of Covid-19.
"Taking into account the risk assessment of the spread of this pandemic, the government has agreed to extend the CMCO in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Selangor for another 14 days from Oct 27 to Nov 9," Ismail said during his daily Covid-19 press conference.
On June 7, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced that the nationwide CMCO, scheduled to expire on June 9, will be replaced with the recovery movement control order (RMCO) beginning June 10 until Aug 31 — with looser movement restrictions — which was then further extended until the end of the year.
The CMCO has, however, been re-enforced in certain parts of the country due to the rise in the number of new Covid-19 cases, touted as the third wave to hit the country.
The re-enforcement of CMCO in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Putrajaya, which was first announced on Oct 12, was initially scheduled to last from Oct 14 to Oct 27.
The number of new Covid-19 cases hit a fresh record today with 1,240 infections, of which 927 were in Sabah.
Selangor has the second highest number of infections, with 176 cases — 109 of which were from existing Covid-19 infection clusters. Another 34 cases were recorded from close contact testing, while a further 33 cases were detected from other Covid-19 testings.
In Kuala Lumpur, 17 new Covid-19 cases were reported today, while no cases were registered in Putrajaya.