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COVID-19: States Across Malaysia Take Action

Hakim Hassan

The first day of Movement Control Order (MCO) saw action being taken on the state level.

Various agencies have been actively trying to curb the spread of domestic COVID-19 which has increased to 790 cases, resulting in 2 deaths.

Law enforcement monitoring the movement of people

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The state police of Selangor, Kelantan and Pahang are conducting operations throughout the movement control order to stop the spread of COVID-19 while Kuala Lumpur City Hall deployed around 2,000 officers within the city to enforce the MCO.

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Visit Malaysia 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19 according to the Tourism Ministry which added the coronavirus has hurt the tourism sector both on the local and global level.

Terengganu will close its hotels and resorts for two weeks, including those on the islands from March 18 to March 31 while Tourism Selangor temporarily closes their management offices throughout the Movement Control Order.

States taking proactive measures

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Pahang has activated its state and district-level disaster management committees to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Over in Perak, the Information Department has deployed its mobile announcement unit to help people get a better understanding of the movement control order in all 12 districts.

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The Perak state government also announced special assistance to about 4,000 hawkers and small traders, in the form of a one-off payment of RM500.

Meanwhile, Negeri Sembilan announced that civil servants would receive their pay early along with other initiatives.


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