Kuala Lumpur May 22 — Businesses will only be allowed to operate from 8am to 8pm under the third movement control order (MCO 3.0), says senior minister for security Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

In a joint press conference with health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, he said the new rules will come into effect from May 25.

Ismail also announced that 80% of civil servants will be required to work from home, while the same rule will apply for 40% of the workforce in the private sector.

Meanwhile, public transportation will be limited to only 50% capacity, similar to that under MCO 1.0.

The country has been reporting an increasing number of Covid-19 infections, deaths and clusters the past week. The number of daily cases has also breached the 6,000 mark for three consecutive days.


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