SINGAPORE — The Malaysian federal territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, along with the surrounding state of Selangor will go under a partial lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 under a conditional movement control order (CMCO) from midnight on Wednesday (14 October).
In a live broadcast on Monday afternoon (12 October), Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the decision was made on the advice of the Health Ministry following more COVID-19 cases in several districts within the Klang Valley: Klang, Petaling and Hulu Langat.
The control order will last for 14 days and end on 27 October, local media reported.
Only two persons from each household will be allowed out to buy essential items. Inter-district travel will be allowed only for workers with work passes or consent letters from their employers.
All schools, parks and places of worship will be closed. Sports and social and recreational activities will also not be allowed.
The Malaysian government will announce details to allow economic activities to carry on.
The country reported 561 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths from the virus on Sunday, bringing the total number of fatalities to 157.
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