04 May 2020 – Government enforces conditional MCO to ease partial lockdown

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Other Announcement
Sectors Involved: Police and Interior Affairs, Health, Transportation
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin

Overview: The Prime Minister of Malaysia has announced that the government will enforce a conditional movement control order beginning May 4 to ease the partial lockdown implemented in March to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.
Full details here: https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2020/05/01/conditional-mco-declared-to-ease-lockdown/

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee
Evidence/Justification: So far, the MCO has seen the country incur RM63 billion in losses. If the partial lockdown continued for another month, losses would touch nearly RM100 billion. Therefore, the government has decided to allow certain economic and social activities to run again. Mass gatherings are still banned at this point.