PETALING JAYA: The nationwide total lockdown will continue until daily Covid-19 cases drop to under 4,000, says Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.
Bernama quoted Muhyiddin as saying that the lockdown will not end tomorrow and that the first phase of the National Recovery Plan would remain.
The lockdown was supposed to end tomorrow (June 28), after being extended two weeks ago. The lockdown began on June 1.
With the lockdown extended indefinitely, Muhyiddin said Putrajaya will be announcing more assistance measures, either tomorrow or on Tuesday.
These aid measures will be geared toward all groups of society, he added.
Muhyiddin previously announced the RM40 billion Pemerkasa Plus aid package, involving RM5 billion in direct fiscal injection.
But many had criticised the package for being insufficient to help people and businesses during the national lockdown.
Meanwhile, in announcing the National Recovery Plan, Muhyiddin had said Malaysia would only transition into Phase 2 once the average number of cases drops to 4,000 a day, the health system is no longer at a critical level and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) bed use is reduced to a moderate level.
Covid-19 cases continued to remain around the 5,000 figure over the past week.