Malaysia to enact stricter curbs in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, and Selangor State Oct. 14-27 due to COVID-19. Disruptions almost certain.
Alert Begins 13 Oct 2020 04:00 PM UTC
Alert Expires 27 Oct 2020 04:00 PM UTC
- Event: COVID-19 restrictions
- Location(s): Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, and Selangor State (map)
- Time Frame: Oct. 14-27
- Impact: Heightened security, business and transport disruptions
The central government will impose strict movement protocols, termed the conditional movement control order (CMCO), in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, and Selangor State, Oct. 14-27, due to high local coronavirus disease (COVID-19) activity. The measures will be more severe than related policies throughout Malaysia. Officials will ban interdistrict travel, except for workers who present documents including work pass and consent letter from employers authorizing such travel. The government will close entertainment venues, though other economic activities can operate in the localities. Authorities will also suspend educational institutions, places of worship, wedding receptions, as well as cultural, social, and sporting activities. Only two persons from each household can leave their homes to obtain essential supplies.
Authorities will deploy personnel and erect checkpoints to enforce the controls. Severe business and transport disruptions will likely occur in the affected localities during the movement restrictions. Officials may expand or extend the measures if local COVID-19 activity remains high.
Strictly heed the instructions of authorities. Avoid all nonessential operations in the affected districts. Confirm appointments. Remain courteous and cooperative if approached and questioned by law enforcement officers. Emphasize basic health precautions, especially frequent handwashing with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable. Practice good coughing/sneezing etiquette (i.e., covering coughs and sneezes with a disposable tissue, maintaining distance from others, and washing hands). There is no evidence that the influenza vaccine, antibiotics, or antiviral medications will prevent this disease, highlighting the importance of diligent basic health precautions.