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Important Notice on Malaysia's Movement Control Order
Dear Subscriber,

The Government has decided to implement the Movement Control Order, from March 18 till March 31, 2020, throughout the country. This control order is made under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 and the Police Act 1967.

This Movement Control Order includes:

First, the general prohibition of mass movements and gatherings across the country including religious, sports, social and cultural activities. To enforce this prohibition, all houses of worship and business premises should be closed, except for supermarkets, public markets, grocery stores and convenience stores selling everyday necessities. Specifically for Muslims, the adjournment of all religious activities in mosques and mosques including Friday prayers is in line with the decision of the Special Mental Health Committee meeting on March 15, 2020.

Second, the sanctions cover all Malaysians traveling abroad. For those who have just returned from overseas, they are required to undergo a health check and to do a quarantine (or self quarantine) for 14 days.

Third, restrictions on the entry of all tourists and foreign visitors into the country.

Fourth, closure of all kindergartens, government and private schools including daily schools, boarding schools, international schools, tahfiz centers and other primary, secondary and pre-university institutions.

Fifth, the closure of all public and private higher education institutions (IPTs) and skills training institutes nationwide; and

Sixth, the closure of all government and private premises except those involved in essential services (water, electricity, energy, telecommunications, postal, transportation, irrigation, oil, gas, fuel, lubricants, broadcasting, finance, banking, health, pharmacy, fire, prison, port, airport, safety, defense, cleaning, retail and food supply.

For further clarifications on the restriction, the members can reach out to the hotline at
03-8888 2010.

AMCHAM urges all our members to stay calm during this period. Yes, this may cause disruptions to operations, but it is a much-needed approach to flatten the epidemic curve. We will do our best to keep our members informed of any latest happenings during this period.

The AMCHAM team is reachable via email, see staff directory below:

AMCHAM Questionnaire following Special Order by The Prime Minister On COVID-19
We have created a questionnaire to gather members' feedback on this matter, it would be great to hear from our members as this would benefit our overall understanding of current situation affecting our members. 

Please fill in the questionnaire below and we would appreciate your feedback as soon as possible - https://forms.gle/YfP5U6zJXujnkmwt6
AMCHAM Update #5: COVID-19 Outbreak
Global COVID-19 statistics as at 17 March 2020 at 09:50 AM

138 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Malaysia bringing the total number of cases to 566 with 42 recovered and 14 in ICU.

Latest info available at www.outbreak.my/world
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