No one passes this roadblock in Sibu, Sarawak without being screened.
  • Movement Control Order extended until April 14.
  • Malaysians who balik kampung should remain and not return to the Klang Valley.
  • Boarding school students need not return to hostels.
  • Offices and non-essential business premises to remain closed.
  • Start planning how to manage personal matters in weeks to come.
  • Movement Control Order could be extended, if need be.
  • Sarawak imposes 7pm to 7am curfew.

“THIS is really bad…,” a viewer said watching the televised broadcast described Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin mid-day Wednesday.

The MCO extension, the Prime Minister explained, was announced early to enable society to prepare themselves.

“Please stay calm and don’t panic. Even though we have extended the Movement Control Order, you don’t have to unnecessarily stock up on food because supply is sufficient. I assure you that food is enough for everybody.

“I know you feel burdened, but I don’t have a choice. I have to extend the Movement Control Order for your own safety,” Bernama reported him as saying.

The Prime Minister also urged charity organisations to step up to the plate to reach out to the needy during this moment of crisis.

On the medical front, 172 cases were reported on Wednesday bringing to 1,796 the total number of cases admitted.

Sixteen were discharged on Wednesday and this brings to 199 the number of patients discharged.

Seventy-one of the new cases identified were linked to the Seri Petaling mosque gathering.
There are 45 patients provided intensive care treatment, with 34 requiring respiratory assistance.

There were four deaths reported bringing to 19 the number of deaths recorded.
Meanwhile, a majority of those who attended the gathering at Seri Petaling mosque have completed the Covid-19 screening test.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Hamid Bador said some five per cent are still being tracked down.

“Together with the Ministry of Health, we have been able to identify some 10,000 of the participants,” he said during a special interview over ‘Selamat Pagi Malaysia’ talk show aired over national television RTM Wednesday morning.

For disobeying the MCO, 110 individuals have been arrested since March 18.

Twenty five scam artists have been arrested for trying to pull off online scams sales which include facemasks.

Eleven have been produced in court to face charges as these involved loses amounting to RM3 million to unsuspecting victims.

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