17 May 2020 – 14% of cases related to inter-state travel

Type of Intervention: Advisory, Other Announcement
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence, Health, Police and Interior Affairs
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah

Overview: About 14% or 971 of the total number of Covid-19 cases have a history of inter-state travel, says Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. He said that such cases were especially troubling, as some have taken place even under the implementation of the conditional movement control order (MCO).
Full details here: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/05/17/health-dg-14-of-covid-19-cases-linked-to-interstate-travel

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: International – other
Evidence/Justification: The health minister cautions Malaysians to not slacken in adopting preventive measures, especially as Hari Raya festivities are around the corner. “The public must be aware during the festive season because it may cause the spread of Covid-19 infections, especially in green zone areas,” he said. “We look at the experience of other countries, such as Iran. When they have a festival, many returned to their hometowns, and the number of infections had spiked,” he said.