Malaysia started Movement Control Order 2.0.


  • Starting from 13 January 2021, the Movement Control Order 2.0 has been imposed for certain states and areas in Malaysia, including Penang, Selangor, Melaka, Johor, Sabah and Federal Territories (Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Labuan). The MCO 2.0 was planned to be in place from 13 January until 26 January, 2021. On 21 January, the MCO of these states has been extended until 4 February, 2021.
  • Meanwhile, the MCO has been extended to the other states, including
    • Kedah, Perak, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Terengganu and Perlis. (22 January to 4 February 2021)
    • Kelantan (16 January – 4 February 2021)
  •  With that, all states in Malaysia will subject to MCO, excluding Sarawak (with the exception of Sibu division, whereby MCO has been imposed in Sibu division due to the high number of reported cases)
  • Under MCO, the residents are not permitted to
    • Conduct inter-district and inter-state travel within MCO areas without permission from the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM)
    • Travel into and out of MCO areas without permission from PDRM
  •  The activities permitted under MCO 2.0 include but not limited to
    • Essential services and their activities
      • The List of Essential Service (refer to Schedule of Essential Services (page 22), the list includes manufacturing & production (food, beverages, and their chains of economic activities have been included), construction, services, supply and distribution, farming and commodity have been allowed). However, only 30% of management staffs are allowed to present at the workplace.
      • Food supply or sales of foods are only allowed to be provided via take-away, drive-through and delivery function from 6 am to 8 pm. Starting from 22 January, the restaurants, food stalls and food deliveries are allowed to operate until 10 pm, however, dine-in is still prohibited for all restaurants.
    •  Essential outings, including obtaining essential items & services, obtaining health and medical treatment
      • Only 2 people per household are allowed to go out to buy essential supplies and basic necessities within a 10 km radius from their residence
      • Only 3 people including patient are permitted to go for obtaining health and medical treatment
    •  Official government and judicial duties
    • Students and candidates sitting for exams, including SPM, STPM, SVM, etc. are allowed to travel.