The notification has come after speculation saying that Malaysians may not be able to "balik raya" due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases.
Malaysians should be rest assured that there will be neither travel bans nor movement control orders (MCO) during Hari Raya Aidilfitri, which is happening in May 2022. This information was shared by Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob on 23 January 2022 (Sunday), and was after the recent release of the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for Lunar New Year in Malaysia.
"There has been speculation, including that people cannot ‘balik raya’ as there has been an increase in cases in the past few days.
"Please don’t worry, we will not shut down the whole country, states or districts again," the PM added.
Based on Bernama's report, PM Ismail however warned that should there be any increase in COVID-19 cases in certain localities, a targeted approach of the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) "would be used", and that if the particular locality is subject to EMCO, then only those from that village "will be disallowed from returning".
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