“The order was made under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 and the Police Act 1967,” he said.
Muhyiddin said the order entails comprehensive restriction on movements and public gatherings throughout the country including religious, sports, social and cultural activities.
With the enforcement of this order, all houses of worship and business premises should be closed, except for supermarkets, wet markets, grocery shops and convenience stores selling daily necessities, he said.
The prime minister said the order also means that all pre-schools, government and private schools, fully residential schools, international schools, tahfiz centres, and other primary, secondary and pre-university educational institutions should be closed during the same period.
It also involves the closure of all private and public institutions of higher learning and skills training institutes in the country, he added.