Prime Minister announces extension of MCO until May 12

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Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhiyiddin Hassin has announced partial loosening of the restrictions in the place.

In his televised address, the Prime Minister has also announced the Movement Control Order (MCO) will be extended for another two weeks, until May 12

Students in university campus will be allowed to return back to their homes in due time.However, the set date has yet been decided as Putrajaya awaits further information from the Ministry of Health.

Putrajaya is also considering to allow the return of Malaysians from their hometown as a number had returned home during the first phase.

Registrations can be done online or by setting an appointment to visit the nearest police station to be granted leave to return home. Further details will be announced soon.

However, if the Ministry of Health records lower number of cases in the next couple of weeks, the government will lift the restrictions gradually.

The Ministry of Health has identified 71 new cases, bringing total number of cases to 5603 cases, with 1966 active cases. 42 cases are in the ICU currently with 21 on ventilation support.

19 of the cases are imported cases while 52 are categorised as local transmission cases.

Two fatalities has also been reported, bringing the number of deaths from the outbreak in the country to 95 deaths.

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