Credit by A worker sprays disinfectant at Independence Square, amid the coronavirus disease outbreak, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 17, 2020 © Source Reuter/Lim Huey Teng
Restrictions expanded, Malaysia reports 852 new COVID-19 cases
DEFENCE Malaysia

Restrictions expanded, Malaysia reports 852 new COVID-19 cases

From the new cases recorded for 24 hours to noon on Sunday, there were 13 imported. The remaining 839 cases were locally transmitted infections.

The Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), which will run from November 9 to December 6, will affect five states, namely Kedah, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Johor, and Terengganu. On the other hand, Senior Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that three states not affected by the restrictions are Kelantan, Perlis, and Pahang. CMCO's actions for Sabah, Selangor, Putrajaya, and Kuala Lumpur, have also been extended to December 06.

Situation of public school in Malaysia. Foto: REUTERS / Lim Huey Teng

COVID-19 Situation on public school in Shah Alam, Malaysia. Foto: REUTERS / Lim Huey Teng


"On Sunday, many people continued to oppose the government's direction even though the country is facing the third wave of COVID-19. There were a total of 519 people detained on Saturday for not complying with the CMCO. Of those detained, 209 did not practice social distancing, while 126 others were caught not wearing masks, said Ismail Sabri Yaakob, as the Minister of Defense of Malaysia.

Other offenses not providing registration facilities for customers and operating outside the permitted hours. Based on those detained, 511 given compound notification, four were returned while the rest released on bail, he said.

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