NB: This article is updated as of the date of publication stated above. As this situation is novel and the government’s response to the outbreak is continuously developing, this article may not necessarily include updates or developments after this date. In situations of doubt, you are advised to check for updates directly with the government authorities.
The recent Movement Control Order (“MCO”) which took effect on 18 March 2020 as a preventive measure to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus outbreak has also seen a multitude of regulations, initiatives and information being released on an almost daily basis by the different Ministries and regulatory boards.
We have created a one-stop list of websites you can go to should you need to sieve through the relevant information since the order came into effect.
Announcements & General Information
- Perutusan Khas YAB Perdana Menteri | Pakej Rangsangan Ekonomi Prihatin Rakyat (PRIHATIN) (27 Mac 2020)
- Prime Minister’s Speech | Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package (PRIHATIN) (27 Mar 2020)
- Press Release | Bank Negara Malaysia | Measures to Assist Individuals, SMEs and Corporates Affected by COVID-19 (25 Mar 2020)
- Press Release | Bank Negara Malaysia | Additional Measures to Further Support SMEs and Individuals Affected by the COVID-19 Outbreak (27 Mar 2020)
- Latest Information Regarding COVID-19 | Ministry of Health
- Talian Hotline COVID-19 Agensi Kerajaan | Majlis Keselamatan Negara
- Infografik | Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia | Senarai Hospital Rujukan Bagi Mengendalikan Kes-Kes yang Disyaki (PUI) dan Sahih COVID-19
- Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988
- Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Declaration of Infected Local Areas) Order 2020 (P.U. (A) 87 dated 17 Mar 2020)
- Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures Within the Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020 (P.U. (A) 91 dated 18 Mar 2020)
- FAQ | Bank Negara Malaysia (22 Mar 2020)
- FAQ | Bank Negara Malaysia | Access to Essential Financial Services during Movement Control Order (MCO) (21 Mar 2020)
- FAQ | Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia | Penyakit Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- FAQ | Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia | Tax Matters during the Movement Control Order (18 March 2020 to 14 April 2020)
- FAQ | Ministry of Human Resources (as at 23 Mar 2020)
- FAQ | Majlis Keselamatan Negara (17 Mar 2020)
- FAQ | Ministry of Home Affairs (21 Mar 2020)
Additionally, given the deluge of information that will be released during the MCO, there is always the likelihood there will be unverified news and text messages which could cause panic and unrest. In the event you want to verify if the information is fake or otherwise, you can do so at sebenarnya.my