The government of Malaysia has extended the movement control order (MCO) it implemented earlier this month to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The temporary MCO will continue to be in force until April 14.

Key Points:

  • Malaysian nationals are barred from traveling abroad.
  • Visitors are barred from entering Malaysia.
  • All government offices and private businesses will be closed, save those providing essential services.
  • Anyone who disobeys the MCO may face a fine of RM1,000 and/or six months in jail.

Analysis & Comments: Employers must continue to be prepared for significant disruptions to all but essential business and government functions. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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