Malaysia announced full lockdown nationwide from 1 June.


  • On 28 May 2021, the government has decided to impose a three-phase nationwide lockdown from 1 June onward.
    • 1st Phase: The first phase will commence from 1 June to 14 June 2021. All sectors are not permitted to operate, excluding the essential economic and service sectors.
    • 2nd Phase: The second phase will last for four weeks after the first phase has ended. The second phase will commence to allow the reopening of certain economic sectors which do not involve large gathering and the rule of social distancing can be maintained in such economic activities.
    • 3rd Phase: The third phase will only commence after the second phase has ended and the third phase will allow more activities to be conducted.
  •  On 30 May 2021, The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the 1st Phase has been announced. Under the 1st Phase, the measures include but not limited to
    • According to the press release issued by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), the following sectors are allowed to operate with 60% workforce
      • Aerospace, food and beverage, packaging and printing materials, personal care products and cleaning supplies, healthcare and medical care including dietary supplement, personal protective equipment, medical equipment components, electrical and electronics, oil and gas, chemical products, machinery and equipment, textiles for manufacture of PPE only, production, distillation, storage, supply and distribution of fuels and lubricants.
    •  Interdistrict and interstate travel will be strictly prohibited.
    • Only two people per household are allowed to go out for buying essential necessities or seeking medical services.
    • 10 km radium limit for travel.
    • Only takeaways, drive-thru and delivery will be allowed for restaurants and F&B outlets.
  •  The comprehensive Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be updated on the MKN website (Malaysia National Security Council) in due course.