PM of Malaysia Announces End Of CMCO, Introduces Recovery MCO Until 31 August
The wait is over, boys and girls; the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) has been lifted. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has announced that the CMCO will effectively be lifted on 10 June 2020, and will be replaced with the Recovery MCO. The Recovery MCO will last until 31 August 2020, the PM announced. The announcement was made during a special press conference on Sunday (7 June).
The government first announced the Movement Control Order (MCO) on 18 March, before extending it to 14 April. The CMCO, which was announced on 4 May with more laxed restrictions, was scheduled to end on Tuesday (9 June). As of Saturday (6 June), Malaysia has recorded a total of 8,303 positive COVID-19 cases, with the death toll standing at 117. Even so, authorities have advised Malaysians to continue practicing good hygiene and social distancing.
Those of you who haven't been able to visit your families, friends and loved ones for the past three months can rejoice as the restriction on traveling between states has been lifted. You are free to travel anywhere in Malaysia, except for places under Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO). The government is also allowing domestic tourism to reopen so you can even go on a holiday together and spend some quality time together! International travels, however, is still forbidden.
Sports and recreation activities that does not involve bodily contact will be allowed soon. You can soon engage in activities such as badminton, dishing, bowling, archery, shooting and others. However, group sports such as rugby, hokey and others, as well as tournaments involving large groups of spectators are still forbidden. Activities involving public pools such as swimming and other water activities are also still not allowed.