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Stricter MCO soon and 6 news from yesterday

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Modified 28 Mar 2020, 11:14 pm

KINI ROUNDUP | Key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.

The government may soon impose a stricter movement control order that will be announced either today or tomorrow.

Putrajaya will set up food distribution centres so that NGOs can limit their movements. However, concerns have been raised that this would further burden frontliners.

There were 159 new Covid-19 cases in the country, bringing the total to 2,320. The death toll is now at 27.

Health Director-General Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah appealed to 5,084 people who were previously screened and found without Covid-19 symptoms to come forward for tests.

The first batch of Covid-19 test kits from S Korea has arrived in Malaysia and is being evaluated by the Health Ministry.

Malaysiakini takes a bird's eye view at the government's RM250 billion stimulus package and examines how it will be financed.

PKR president Anwar Ibrahim cautioned that the government is currently relying on borrowed funds for its new people-centric economic stimulus package and questioned what will happen once the money runs out

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