At least two regional outbreaks have occurred since July 2020.
The National Unity Ministry subsequently allowed Chinese New Year family reunions of 15 family members living within a 10 km radius that did not involve interstate or inter-district travel.
All sports and co-curricular activities in schools were postponed with immediate effects as announced by the country Ministry of Education.
A was also declared on 12 January 2021 by the , suspending and assemblies and granting the Muhyiddin government emergency powers until 1 August 2021.
On 11 March 2021, the government announced the Emergency Essential Powers No.
Since January 2020, the medical response and preparedness to the outbreak in are overseen by Director-General of Health under the of three successive led by the , and.