Accept a 'new normal', urges PM

Published on 10 Apr 2020 6:30:25 PM

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on Friday said the country should still practice social distancing as long as the Covid-19 virus is still around, even during the fasting month.

Noting that the extension of MCO would run into the month of Ramadan, expected to start on April 23, Muhyiddin announced that there would be no Ramadan bazaars nor terawih prayers in mosques and advised Muslims to prepare for Ramadan while confined at home.

The Prime Minister also said that schools would remain closed with home-based and online learning in place until the situation was considered safe for children to return to schools.

Muhyiddin also noted that authorities have been directed to enhance surveillance and checks along the country's borders to prevent the entry of undocumented foreigners.