Anywheel Malaysia Adheres to Movement Control Order (MCO)

Anywheel Malaysia e-scooter sharing services in Bayan Baru Penang location SPICE Convention Centre micro urban mobility

Temporary Halt Services in Shah Alam and Penang to Fight Covid-19

Urbanice Malaysia & Anywheel Join Forces to Support Front-liners

Kuala Lumpur, April 8 — Prevention is better than cure. In the fight against Covid-19, where the “cure” is absent, the Malaysian Government is tightening the existing Movement Control Order (MCO) in an all-out push to prevent  the spread of the disease. 

On March 25, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced the MCO, which is supposed to end by March 31, will be extended to April 14 and the partial lock down will toughen to control the pandemic.

Enhanced Movement Control Order

The enhanced MCO will include the tightening of the following activities:

Movement Control Order MCO Anywheel Malaysia Commuter taking a short trip in Bayan Baru Penang on electric scooter
Anywheel user wearing face mask while commuting to her office in Bayan Baru, Penang
  • Prohibition of movement and mass assembly nationwide, including all religious, sports, social and cultural activities. All religious activities in mosques must be suspended, including Friday prayers. Recreational and social activities are not allowed in public or private areas including enclosed residential areas.
  • Malaysians are barred from leaving the country while restrictions are placed on the entry of non-Malaysians into Malaysia.
  • Except for infrastructure services and supermarkets, wet markets, grocery stores and multi-functional stores selling daily necessities, all other industries and places must be closed.
  • All nurseries, government and private schools, including boarding schools, international schools, Tahfiz centres as well as primary, secondary and pre-university education institutions as well as public, private universities and vocational training centers must be closed.
  • People are allowed to travel within a radius of not more than 10km from home to buy food, essentials or medication. 
  • For the purpose of performing official duties, an individual must submit an employer permit if required by law enforcement and in order to perform his duties in connection with basic services, the individual must also submit an employer permit, if desired.
  • The operation of all business premises selling basic necessities and commodities, delivery services and petrol stations are set from 8am to 8pm. Public transport operations are maintained from 6am to 10pm for all public transports including taxis and e-hailing. Commercial transportation including for logistic purposes operates from 7pm to 7am. For restricted movement, limited for one person per personal car.
  • For disabled, autism and sick people, they may be accompanied by others to get health, medical and therapy services, it is permissible to conduct outside therapy but is prohibited in groups within a radius of not more than 10km from home.
The Enhanced Movement Control Order aka MCO Phase 2 info-graphic in Bahasa Malaysia

According to the Ministry of Health, the latest statistics on Covid-19’s pandemic in Malaysia showed the total number of infections has increased to 4,119. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) trajectory report, the number of infections in Malaysia are expected to peak by the middle of April.

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Anywheel Malaysia Makes a Tough Call

Stepping up the effort to stop the Covid-19 transmission, Anywheel Malaysia held discussions with the local councils on the matter and they shared the similar concerns of public’s safety and the adherence to the MCO. The stakeholders unanimously agreed by limiting the mobility options to the public, will prevent people from moving about, thus reducing the risk of transmission.

In addition, they said

“There is a small chance of our devices becoming a medium of Covid-19 transmission, even with regular sanitation. To keep our families, friends and the communities that we serve from being exposed to the virus, we will remove our devices from public areas in Shah Alam and Penang”.

Mr. Johan Sammy, Director of Anywheel Malaysia said

“Everyone should take the necessary precaution and #StayHome, so that we can effectively halt the virus’s morbidity rate…. Right now our priority is saving lives, which is why we are stopping our operation with immediate effect… until the MCO is lifted”. 

Anywheel Malaysia in app message announcing the temporary halt of service due to Covid-19 Movement Control Order in Bahasa Malaysia.
Anywheel Malaysia in app message announcing the temporary halt of service due to Covid-19 Movement Control Order (in Bahasa Malaysia).

As at March 31, 2020, 11.59pm, Anywheel Malaysia has temporarily halted its services in compliance with the MCO. The affected areas are Shah Alam City Centre, Selangor and Bayan Baru, Penang.

Urbanice & Anywheel at the Front-line of the Covid-19 War

Joining the fight against Covid-19, Urbanice Malaysia and Anywheel are set to deploy front-line mobility services to the quarantine centres, enhanced quarantine communities and Royal Malaysia Police Force (PDRM) stations. The mobility services includes e-scooters and bicycles that will be stationed in these centres or zones, providing free mobility to healthcare workers, the PDRM and other front-line support personnel that are in a highly pressured environment, doing  their best to save lives and enforcing the lock down. 

Security Personnel in a local university going for a routine patrol using Anywheel e-scooter

For more information about the front-line mobility services, please email to or WhatsApp on 013-7342207.

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