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Distribution of main news sources during MCO COVID-19 Malaysia 2020

According to a survey conducted by on Malaysians' media consumption during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period, 83 percent of respondents were using Facebook as their main news source during the pre-MCO period. However, after the third phase, 70 percent relied on Facebook. More Malaysians were also referring to their Ministry of Health (MOH) for information. During the pre-MCO period, 54 percent did so and by phase three, 60 percent used the MOH as their main news source. The Malaysian government issued the (MCO) period for two weeks from March 18, 2020. It has been extended again to June 9.

Distribution of main news sources in Malaysia during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020

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Release date

April 2020



Survey time period

March to April, 2020

Number of respondents

1,100 respondents

Age group

24 years and older

Supplementary notes

The Movement Control Order was introduced to restrict the movement of people in Malaysia, in an effort to slow down the spread of COVID-19. It was implemented on March 18, 2020, and expected to be lifted on June 3, 2020.

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