Malaysia to impose tougher measures against COVID-19 hinh anh 1People in Kualar Lumpur wear face masks (Photo: Xinhua/VNA)

Kualar Lumpur (VNA)
– Malaysia will impose tougher measures in the second phase of the the Movement Control Order (MCO), starting from April 1 to 14, in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

All supermarkets, food stores, and petrol stations are to operate from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, while public transport service operation to remain from 6:00 am to 10:00 am and 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, he said in a press conference on March 30.

Private vehicles including e-Hailing and taxi will only be allowed on the road between 6:00 am and 10:00 pm. 

The country will increase the presence of public security and military forces to ensure people’s strict implementation of the MCO, he said.       

As of 5:30 pm March 30 (Vietnam time), Malaysia recorded 2,626 infection cases, including 37 deaths, according to