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Hari Raya celebrations and visits out as Malaysia goes into lockdown

Hari Raya celebrations and visits out as Malaysia goes into lockdown

11/5/2021 1:01:00 AM

Hari Raya celebrations and visits out as Malaysia goes into lockdown

KUALA LUMPUR Hari Raya celebrations and visits are 'completely prohibited', said Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin as Malaysia yesterday imposed a nationwide lockdown. The country is grappling with a surge in coronavirus cases and highly infectious variants that the...

All inter-state and inter-district travel will be banned, along with social gatherings, but economic sectors will be allowed to continue, Mr Muhyiddin said, without elaborating.Not more than 50 people will be allowed inside large mosques for special Eid (Arabic word for festival) prayers.

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SCHOOLS CLOSEDSchools and universities will be closed, except for those hosting international exams. Childcare centres and kindergartens will stay open.Mr Muhyiddin said a three-person limit to private vehicles, taxis and e-hailing vehicles will be enforced.

"Vehicles that are a part of the industrial and economic sectors will have its (number of) passengers limited based on the relevant licences," he said.He added that employers must enforce a work-from-home order, with no more than 30 per cent of its management in office at any one time. headtopics.com

He reminded Malaysians that the best course of action was to stay at home."We flattened the curve during the first and second wave."I wish to remind all that the third wave we are currently facing is more fierce and critical."We have not won. God willing, we will beat this virus," he said.

Malaysia has been under a state of emergency since January to curb the spread of the virus. Read more: The New Paper »

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