Malaysia has announced that the Movement Control Order (MCO) has been extended until 4th March, it was due to expire on 18th February.
The MCO was extended until 18th February following an increase in Covid-19 cases and applied to all states apart from Sarawak.
Restrictions have been relaxed slightly with the 10km radius travel limit removed but inter-district and inter-state travel are still banned which will prevent any hope that domestic tourism may restart.
Malaysia has recorded a more than 53,000 new cases of Covid-19 since 2nd February and more than 100,000 since the current lockdown was implemented on 19th January. Malaysia has now recorded 272,163 cases and 1,005 deaths during the pandemic.
Yesterday we reported on the hotels crisis in Malaysia as the continuing lockdown prevents the vast majority of all trade in the tourism sector which had been surviving on domestic tourism following the closure of borders last year.
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