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Malaysia and the Philippines Together Have Extended Their Nationwide Curfews

Malaysia and the Philippines Together Have Extended Their Nationwide Curfews

Malaysia will prolong its directional control orders (MCO) indefinitely to fight the spread of Covid-19 until the country’s infection rates are controlled. Malaysia will continue to impose limitations until it achieves various targets, including decreasing the daily infection rate and maintaining immunization levels. The national lockdown was originally intended to last until June 28.

The country’s lone casino, Resorts World Genting, was shut down on May 24 to comply with the nationwide lockdown, and there is no timetable set for its resumption. Lockdowns in the Philippines’ neighbouring city, Manila, and adjacent provinces were also extended until July 15, but with fewer restrictions.

Whereas the range of diseases in the capital’s proximity, the provinces of Bulacan and Rizal will continue under general quarantine, with further limitations in the Laguna and Cavite areas as the situation improves. One of the most significant restrictions is the restricted interior capacity, which limits the number of guests in venues. Travel restrictions in the country apply to India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the United Arab Emirates, and others. Despite the advances, the administration has warned that the capital’s position remains fragile.

Nonetheless, several Asian nations are showing indications of progress. The validity of negative nucleic acid test (NAT) findings for persons who had at least one vaccination injection in China’s Guangdong province and Macao would be extended since it is now only 48 hours.

This may make travel between the two regions much easier, which is crucial for Macau’s market because mainland China is one of the city’s most important suppliers of visitors.

Prime Minister Of Malaysia Muhyiddin Yassin said on Sunday that the countrywide curfew that went into effect on June 1, 2021, will be extended for another month, with no date specified for the limits to be lifted. Instead, Muhyiddin stated that the lockdown would be maintained until daily case counts dropped below 4,000 and the government met its vaccination and hospitalization objectives.

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