KUALA LUMPUR,Feb 2: The movement control order (MCO), scheduled to end on Feb 4, will be extended by two weeks to Feb 18, the government announced.

The second MCO (MCO 2.0) was originally planned for Jan 13 to 26, but was extended by nine days to Feb 4.

Senior minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced the new extension at a press conference here this afternoon.

The nation has recently seen a spike in Covid-19 cases, with a record high of 5, 728 new cases reported on Jan 30.


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