18th March 2020
As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, many contracting hotspots are taking action in order to prevent and mitigate the effects of the virus. Here is the latest information from Malaysia, as of 18th March 2020.
Malaysia: What you need to know
To prevent further spread of COVID-19, public activities have been suspended until March 31st in Malaysia. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has ordered a partial lockdown of all public activities and companies in the destination have asked their employees to work from home.
Other actions from the partial lockdown include:
- A restriction of movement throughout the country.
- The cancellation of all religious activities and social activities.
- A ban on all Malaysians from travelling overseas and all Malaysians returning from overseas must self-quarantine for 14 days.
- The banning of all foreign tourists.
- The closure of all schools, kindergartens, public and international schools.
- The closure of all universities and colleges.
- The closure of all government and private offices excluding essential services such as water, post offices, power, petrol stations, TV, banks, ports, airports and groceries.
However, Prime Minister Yassin has assured that the supply of food and daily essentials, including face masks, were sufficient nationwide, stating “I urge all Malaysians to abide by this movement control order. This is our collective responsibility as citizens who care for our families, our communities and our country.”
While this is the current situation regarding Malaysia, things are changing every day, and we encourage contractors and recruiters to pay attention to information from the relevant authorities before making any decisions. Should there be any interruption to your assignment or working life – 6CATS will be here to help.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like more information.