On the 1st of May, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, made the sudden announcement that the country would proceed with the fifth phase of the Movement Control Order (MCO), known as the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), starting from May 4.
It would override the previous fourth phase which was set to last until May 12.
He said that the country suffered approximately RM2.4 billion daily because of the MCO as majority of the businesses are not allowed to operate.
On the first three days of the CMCO, several state governments’ refusal to enforce the new order was a hot issue in the media.
Senior Minister (Economic Cluster) Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali remined the state government that they may be sued if they did not comply with the CMCO.
Following, state governments like Johor and Selangor decided to enforce the order but with modified Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).
The media exposure of Covid-19 witnessed a decline during the weekend of the Hari Raya celebration compared to the prior days.
However, the number shows an increase on May 25 and its following days as new Covid-19 clusters were identified involving foreign workers.
On May 25 and 26, the number of Covid-19 cases in Malaysia experience a sudden surge to 172 and 187 new cases, respectively.
As the sudden surge in Covid-19 cases revolving around foreign workers, Health director-general Datuk Seri Noor Hisham warns the public to not have negative sentiment towards them.
Under the enforcement of the CMCO, the number of daily positive Covid-19 cases in the country have shown improvement.