CLOSE
CLOSE AD

Health Ministry Wants The RMCO To Be Extended Further

  • 24 Aug 2020
Health-Ministry-Wants-The-RMCO-To-Be-Extended-Further

The Health Ministry has advised the government to extend the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO), which is in force until Aug 31 this year, until the COVID-19 pandemic is brought under control.

According to Health Minister Dr Adham Baba, this in light of the World Health Organisation's (WHO) anticipation that the coronavirus threat will be around for at least another two years. 

Adham said his ministry has advised the National Security Council (NSC) and Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on the extension and now it is up to the NSC and PM to make a decision on the matter. 

The minister is not alone in the call to extend the RMCO. Other medical experts and business groups have made similar calls recently. 

This especially with the country still experiencing the breakout of new COVID-19 clusters, involving both local transmissions and imported ones. 

As of noon yesterday, the country has a total of 9,276 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 125 deaths. 

The pandemic continues to rage on elsewhere in the world, with more than 23.5 million confirmed cases and over 812,000 deaths. 

As for the country ranking, India ranks third with more than 3 million cases and over 57,000 deaths from the disease. Malaysia ranks 89th in the number of cases and deaths. 

So do you think the RMCO should be extended further, or have Malaysians been restricted enough?


Photo source: Astro Awani



Suggested Articles

Govt-Seeks-Emergency-Powers-To-Contain-COVID-19-Say-Reports News
ARTICLE
  • 23 Oct 2020

Govt Seeks Emergency Powers To Contain COVID-19, Say Reports

Putrajaya is seeking to implement an "emergency" to contain the worsening COVID-19 pandemic, reports have said.

Pandemic-Drives-Award-Winning-Magician-Into-Durian-Business-And-He-s-Killing-It News
ARTICLE
  • 23 Oct 2020

Pandemic Drives Award-Winning Magician Into Durian Business - And He's Killing It!

Award-winning magician Vikneswaran Allagu hit a hard spot in life, when all his performances got cancelled during the COVID-19 outbreak. However, he weathered through his predicament by marrying his specialty with his other passion - durians. 

COVID-19-Indian-Engineer-Kills-Himself-Due-to-Work-From-Home-Stress News
ARTICLE
  • 23 Oct 2020

COVID-19: Indian Engineer Kills Himself Due to Work From Home Stress

An engineer in Gujarat has ended his own life due to stress of working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Heavier-Punishments-For-Reckless-Intoxicated-Drivers-Come-Into-Effect-Friday News
ARTICLE
  • 22 Oct 2020

Heavier Punishments For Reckless & Intoxicated Drivers Come Into Effect Friday

Heavier punishments for motorists who drive recklessly, and while intoxicated, will come into effect from Friday (Oct 23). 

No-Further-Action-Against-PAS-Minister-For-Breaching-COVID-19-Quarantine-Cops News
ARTICLE
  • 21 Oct 2020

No Further Action Against PAS Minister For Breaching COVID-19 Quarantine: Cops

No further action will be taken against Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Khairuddin Aman Razali for breaching his COVID-19 quarantine, the police said today. 

Cops-Nab-Woman-Who-Allegedly-Worked-With-Brother-To-Kill-Her-Blind-Husband-for-His-Millions News
ARTICLE
  • 21 Oct 2020

Cops Nab Woman Who Allegedly Worked With Brother To Kill Her Blind Husband for His Millions

Police have detained a woman and her brother for allegedly killing her blind husband to inherit his millions worth of fortune, and trying to stage the incident as a robbery gone wrong.