Kuala Lumpur, December 5 Malaysian Defense Minister Ismail Sabri Jacob, who coordinates epidemic control measures, said at a press conference on the 5th that the current movement control measures in the capital Kuala Lumpur and parts will be extended to December 20 to control the coronavirus epidemic. Love spreads.
On December 5, workers diagnosed with COVID-19 were ready to get on the bus to the hospital in the dormitory of the top glove company in Klangor, Malaysia. Photo by Zhu Yu, reporter of Xinhua News Agency
Ismail Sabri Jacob said that according to the health risk assessment, the number of cases in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Sabah is still growing rapidly, so the government decided to extend the conditional movement control order originally scheduled to expire on December 6 in Kuala Lumpur, most of Selangor and Sabah. Until December 20.
According to the Ministry of Health of Malaysia on the 5th, there have been 1,123 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, with a total of 71,359 confirmed cases; 1,143 new cases have been cured, with a total of 60,204 cases; 4 new deaths, with a total of 380 deaths. Most of the new confirmed cases come from Kuala Lumpur, Sabah and Selangor.
On December 5, the police checked the traffic at the checkpoint of a highway in Selangor, Malaysia. Photo by Zhu Yu, reporter of Xinhua News Agency
Ismail Sabri Jacob said that according to the recommendations of the health department, except Kuala Lumpur, Sabah, Selangor and a few other areas, other parts of the country will no longer implement “conditional movement control orders” from December 7, and the epidemic prevention checkpoints at the relevant state borders will be abolished on the 7th, allowing people to cross the state. Travel.
Since mid-October, the Malaysian government has implemented “conditional movement control orders” in Sabah, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and other places where the epidemic is worsening rapidly. Specific measures include restricting people’s cross-regional travel, closing schools and other places, but most of the economic activities can be carried out as usual.
As the epidemic spread, the scope of implementation of the Conditional Action Control Order expanded to most parts of the country in early November.