At midnight on Monday evening, Malaysia fell into total containment. Worried about the recent surge of the Covid-19 epidemic, the government decreed, until June 14, “the closure of all social and economic sectors”, with the exception of a handful of activities deemed essential . Schools, businesses, which do not sell food or basic necessities, but also offices are closed.
If they go out briefly, residents should only move within 10 kilometers of their address. “With hospital beds, and in particular those in intensive care units, already occupied to their maximum, it was crucial to implement full containment so as not to paralyze our health system”, explained the Minister of Defense , Ismail Sabri Yaakob.