13 March 2020 – All mass gatherings banned until 30 April

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Government
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Gatherings, businesses, and services
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Prime Minister

Overview: The government has banned all gatherings, including international meetings, sporting events, social and religious assemblies until 30th of April 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Full details here: https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2020/03/574433/govt-decides-cancellation-postponement-all-mass-gatherings

Type of Justification: Considered a necessary escalation of current measures
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: There has been an increase of COVID-19 positive cases due to gatherings especially for religious purposes. Therefore, the government has decided to ban all gatherings to prevent the spread of the disease.