Dear Travellers, Travel & Media Partners,
In the wake of the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-2019), we would like to bring to your attention the latest updates on the travel situation in Malaysia:
Dear Friends of Malaysia,
On October 20, the Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri announced a Work From Home (WFH) directive as a response to further enhance the conditional movement control order in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Labuan, Sabah and Selangor.
The directive targets government servants and industrial sectors at the management and supervisory categories who need not be in the office. Workers in essential services, security as well as the informal sector are exempted from this directive.
Clarifying on his statement that employees in red zones need to take swab tests, the minister informed that this is only for foreign workers and security guards working on-site in the red zones.
Yesterday, the government has announced that the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in Sabah has been extended by another two weeks. The extension was in response to the request of the state government and the Sabah National Security Council (NSC) due to the rising cases in the state. This means that the state will continue to be under CMCO from October 27 until November 9.
Under CMCO, any large-scale social events such as religious, sports, education, cultural, wedding receptions and social activities are prohibited.
As of 24 October 2020, Malaysia celebrated the recoveries of 671 more patients. Thank you to our frontliners who have worked around the clock to assist the patients. The Ministry of Health also announced 1,228 new cases of Covid-19 yesterday, bringing the total cases in the country to 25,742.