KUALA LUMPUR: The government has imposed a 14-day Movement Control Order from March 18 to 31, 2020 nationwide to curb the spread of the Covid-19 infection in Malaysia.

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said The Movement Control Order is imposed under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 and well as the Police Act 1967, will entail a ban on all mass gatherings for religious, sport, social and cultural activities.

In addition, all houses of worship and business premises will be closed, with the exception of supermarkets, public markets, and sundry and convenience shops which sell daily essentials.