: Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has hinted that the flexibilities given to the people during the current Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) would be withdrawn should the COVID-19 virus spread again.
He said if that situation were to happen, most probably the country would have to revert to various prohibitions similar to the Movement Control Order (MCO).
"So once the case (of COVID-19) spreads, we will do something like this again including withdrawing the flexibilities and conducting screenings like during the MCO.
"Our main objective for the RMCO is to open up all sectors and closely monitor local transmission cases," he said at a press conference here on Wednesday.
Describing today as a good start as the country recorded zero local transmission cases, Dr Noor Hisham said Malaysians needed to maintain that momentum for the next 28 days for Malaysia to be declared free from the infection.
"I'm sure we can," he added.
Malaysia recorded zero cases of new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours.
Dr Noor Hisham said it was the lowest daily figure recorded during the second wave of the outbreak in the country.