Move to impose conditional MCO due to rise in Covid-19 infections, says Health DG

Published on 12 Oct 2020 10:33:14 PM

The conditional movement control order (MCO) had to be implemented in the whole of Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya due to the cases being widespread in terms of location, says the Health Ministry.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that on Monday, adding that although the cases are less than 100 in each district, the number of new infections is consistently growing every day, therefore the ministry cannot wait for all zones to turn to red from yellow, and only then implement the conditional MCO.

Dr Noor Hisham added that controlling the district borders within Selangor and the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur is also not easy, so the best move to break the chain of infection is to implement a conditional MCO for the entire state.