However, tourism businesses are required to abide by social distancing measures, limit crowds to 200—250 people, check customers' temperatures, wear face masks, and provide hand sanitizer.
Through a positive replied made by the to allowing continuous operations, a letter was subsequently distributed by the Malaysia Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association on 27 March to glove manufacturers in the country to allowing their factories to remain open from 1 April.
On 29 May 2021, Sarawak's government imposed a stricter lockdown for two weeks until June 11.
On 17 May 2021, the Malaysian Health Ministry indicated that it may order a total shutdown in Selangor if current Movement Control Order restrictions are unable to curb a sharp spike in cases in that state.
Other activities that are not allowed include all sports, recreational, cultural and social meets, official or unofficial social ceremonies, courses, training classes and events that can cause people to gather.
The plan was later postponed the day before the rollout to allow a detailed study of the proposed control.
It is understood that besides Jalan Pudu, the affected roads are Jalan Kancil, Jalan Pasar, Jalan Landak, Lorong Brunei 2 and Lorong Brunei 3.
In response, the Prime Minister of Malaysia assured people in a televised speech on 16 March that the supply of food, daily essentials and healthcare including surgical masks , were sufficient nationwide, adding that the would be monitoring the and the daily demand of markets during the control order.