Media Statement from the Prime Minister’s Office on Total Lockdown

A National Security Council (NSC) Special Session on COVID-19 Management chaired by the YAB Prime Minister this afternoon decided to implement a full closure of the social and economic sectors or a Phase One ‘total lockdown’ for the entire country for a period of 14 days from 1 June 2021 to 14 June 2021.

During this period, ALL sectors are NOT ALLOWED to operate EXCEPT for the essential economic and service sectors which will be listed by the National Security Council.

This decision was made after taking into account the current situation of COVID-19 transmission in Malaysia with the total number of daily cases exceeding 8,000 cases and active cases exceeding 70,000 cases. As of today, as many as 2,552 people have died as a result of this pandemic and the death toll is rising. The existence of more virulent new variants with high and rapid infectious rates also influenced today’s decision.

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