KUALA LUMPUR, May 1 — The ongoing Movement Control Order (MCO) will be reviewed, especially in states experiencing a surge in positive COVID-19 cases, said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
The prime minister said this was important to ensure that the standard operating procedure (SOP) and action taken were effective in curbing the spread of the virus, which has seen a surge in Malaysia and other countries.
He said the government had implemented the Hotspots Identification for Dynamic Engagement (HIDE) early warning system to identify areas or premises which are at risk of contributing to the spread of COVID-19.
“These premises will be ordered to be closed if they are detected to have been visited by a big number of positive COVID-19 cases. This approach is in line with the government’s decision to control and curb the spread of COVID-19 in a targeted manner.
“Through this system, monitoring is conducted daily to identify high-risk public locations which attract crowds. I appeal to the public to always observe the set SOP and to avoid narrow and crowed places in order to protect themselves, their family and the community,” he said in a statement today.
New COVID-19 cases in Malaysia breached the 3,500 mark yesterday when 3,788 infections were reported.