Malaysians should refrain from travelling even after MCO, urges Health DG

Published on 30 Apr 2020 10:18:13 PM

Malaysians should refrain from unnecessary travel both domestically and internationally even after the movement control order (MCO) is lifted, said Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

The Health director-general said that on Thursday, adding that part of Malaysia’s success in containing Covid-19 is due to effective border control which could be negated once Malaysians start travelling abroad extensively.

When asked regarding the possible resumption of some flights to neighbouring countries, Dr Noor Hisham said border control should be increased rather than relaxed, adding that while other countries have quickly opened up their borders after ending their respective lockdown, Malaysia must be on guard for imported cases of Covid-19.