COVID-19 RESOURCES

Last Updated: 2pm 5 May 2020

This is an active page, updated regularly during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. Its intention is to compile a list of resources that will help the public access timely and accurate official information, amidst the news and messages.

Federal Government Laws and Gazetted Orders

  1. Prevention and Control of Infectious Disease Act 1988
    • The law that sets out which authorities are permitted to act and under what circumstances during an outbreak.
  2. Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures Within the Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020
    • Gazetted by the Attorney-General’s Chambers
    • The regulations are enforced between 18 and 31 March 2020
    • This spells out what is permitted and not permitted during the Movement Control Order.
  3. Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Declaration of Infected Local Areas) Order 2020
    • Gazetted by the Attorney-General’s Chambers
    • The regulations are enforced between 18 and 31 March 2020
    • This gazettes all states and 3 federal territories as infected areas.
  4. Declaration of Quarantine Stations (No. 2) 2020
    • Gazetted by the Minister of Health on 21 March 2020
    • This lists out 409 institutions as quarantine stations
    • Based on powers conferred by section 2 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988
  5. National Security Council Act 2016 (Act 776)
    • Malay and English versions
    • This Act provides for the establishment of the National Security Council, declaration of security areas, the special powers of Security Forces and other matters.
  6. MCO Second Phase (from 1 to 14 April 2020)
  7. Gazetted Order of 31 March 2020, including the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within Infected Local Areas) (No. 2) Regulations 2020
    • Enforced from 1 to 14 April 2020
    • Gazetted by the Minister of Health
    • An order that controls movement from one place to another, including the restriction of moving within 10km only
  8. Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within Infected Local Areas) (No. 5) Regulations 2020
    • Enforced between 4 and 12 May 2020

Other relevant Federal Government Policies and Regulations

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) by each Ministry

State Government Guidelines and Regulations

  1. Malacca
  2. Selangor
  3. Pahang
  4. Penang
  5. Perlis
  6. Sabah
  7. Sarawak
  8. Kuala Lumpur; but 24 hour eateries can continue operating.

State Governments’ Positions on Conditional MCO beginning 4 May 2020

  1. Selangor State Government’s decision on CMCO
  2. Other states that do not agree to lifting MCO (7 states), see also here (8 states) and here (9 states)
  3. Sarawak‘s decision against CMCO
  4. Kedah‘s decision against CMCO
  5. Response from Federal Government to states’ non-compliance:
    • UMNO VP Khaled Nordin says “the era of the FG calling the shots is over” and that the FG should have consulted with the states.
    • Ismail Sabri’s statement on 4 May.
    • Azmin Ali’s statement on 4 May that states were consulted.

What to do when you are feeling unwell

Government Fiscal Assistance Programmes

  1. Federal Government
  2. State Governments

Community and Private Services

Getting Covid-19 News and Numbers

Travel Advisory

International Resources