KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s King Al-Sultan Abdullah on Tuesday (Jan 12) declared a state of emergency across the country to curb the spread of COVID-19, the palace said in a statement.
The emergency will last until Aug 1 or earlier depending on the state of coronavirus infections, the palace said.
The king also allowed a government proposal to set up an independent committee comprising of government and opposition members of parliament (MPs), as well as health experts to manage the COVID-19 situation.
He also advised the people to remain calm and resilient in facing the state of emergency and Movement Control Order (MCO), said the palace.
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