No travel bans or MCOs during Hari Raya Aidilfitri expected in 2022: PM Ismail

The notification comes after speculation that Malaysians may not be able to do Balik Raya due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases.

Malaysians should be reassured that there will be no travel bans or movement control orders (MCO) during Hari Raya Aidilfitri, what happens in May 2022. This information was shared by Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob on January 23, 2022 (Sunday) and was after the recent publication of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Lunar New Year in Malaysia.

“There has been speculation, including that people will not be able to do ‘Balik Raya’ due to an increase in cases over the past few days.

“Please don’t worry, we’re not going to shut down the whole country, states or counties again,” the prime minister added.

Based on Bernama’s report, but PM Ismail warned that if there was an increase in COVID-19 cases in certain locations, a targeted Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) approach “would be used” and that if the specific location is subject to EMCO then only those from this village “is refused return”.


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Image / PM Ismail’s Facebook

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