Covid-19: MCO and its effect on contractual performance


March 27, 2020

Malay Mail

MARCH 27 — In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, a nationwide movement control order came into force beginning 18 March 2020. Many businesses are left in perplex dealing with time-sensitive contracts. This article aims to shed some light on the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic to the inevitable disrupt in contractual performances.


The MCO is in place as a measure to combat the surge of Covid-19 in the country. As many are aware, the MCO was initially in place for an experimental period of a fortnight, taking effect from March 18 until the March 31, 2020.


However, on March 25, the MCO period is forced to be extended until April 14 in view of the rising number of fresh Covid-19 cases by the day.

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